Saturday, May 28, 2005

LAWRENCE MYKYTIUK, who has appeared before in PaleoJudaica (here, here, and here), has now published his book on Israelite epigraphy. Purdue University has a press release about it.
Researcher develops methods to test artifacts' links to the Bible

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. � A Purdue University professor has invented a system to judge whether ancient inscriptions refer to people in the Bible.

Lawrence Mykytiuk (MICK-ee-took) uses the system to test whether archaeological inscriptions refer to ancient Hebrew kings such as David, Omri, Jeroboam II, Uzziah and other Old Testament personages such as Mesha and the high priest Hilkiah. The system and results are detailed in his new book, "Identifying Biblical Persons in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1200-539 B.C.E." (Society of Biblical Literature, $42.95).


I look forward to reading it.

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