Papyrus With Earliest Ex-bible Hebrew Mention of Jerusalem Is Revealed

Rare 2,800-year-old papyrus written in ancient Hebrew, retrieved from thieves, describes a shipment of wine from biblical town of Na’arat to Jerusalem in time of the Kingdom of Judah.

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The Israel Antiquities Authority on Wednesday revealed the earliest known extra-biblical reference to Jerusalem in Hebrew writing – “Yerushalma” – on a papyrus document confiscated four years ago by Israeli...