Rare Inscription From King David's Era Found Outside Jerusalem

Together with similar findings, the discovery of the name Ishbaal ben Bedaa on a 3,000-year-old clay pot has changed the understanding of how prevalent writing was in ancient Judah.

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A rare inscription from the time of King David has been discovered southwest of Jerusalem. The inscription was found on a large clay jar dating to about 3,000 years ago, and contains the name Ishbaal ben Beda...