The Ketef Hinnom Silver Scrolls
It also contains the Tetragrammaton, the oldest known form of the Divine name of God.
Excavated in 1979 by team led by Israeli archaeologist Gabriel Barkay in a tomb in the Hinnom valley alongside Jerusalem. The scrolls were excavated by Judith Hadley, who has purchased our replicas of the Ketef Hinnom Silver Scrolls. (Ketef Hinnom means the shoulder of Hinnom) The tomb dated to the 7th C BC and contained hundreds of pieces of silver jewelry and artifacts as well as a rare early coin.
The scrolls show a Hebrew script containing a text from the 7th C BC demonstrating the accuracy of translation of the Biblical text through to modern times.
This set of reproduction scrolls is available ready to frame. These would make a wonderful gift for any collector or student of Biblical Archaeology or anyone who grew up with the priestly blessing! (Scrolls handmade in a silver coloured resin - life size)
A reproduction of how the Ten Commandments may have looked, carefully inscribed in authentic Paleo-Hebrew (Proto-Canaanite) from the time of Moses.
The first two lines declare: "I AM YOD-HEY-VOD-HEY, YOUR LORD" (I am the Lord, thy God.) The second and third lines: "YOU SHALL NOT HAVE ANY OTHER ELOHIM (Gods)." Literal text translation is included.
Each tablet is 165 x 130mm (6.5 x 5 inches) with display stands.
"House of David" reproduction
The David narratives have for years been interpreted as a priestly propaganda campaign during the Babylonian exile in an attempt to bolster their national integrity. No extra Biblical evidence of David previously existed, and since he was such a monumental leader of the nation of Israel skeptics denied his existence. The argument of lack of evidence raised yet again.
However in 1993 renown archaeologist Avraham Biran was excavating ancient Dan when one of his staff discovered a piece of basalt with an inscription on it in the rubble of a wall.
It was found along with two more pieces found the next season to contain a reference to the ?House of David?. It was written in the Paleo-Hebrew script and has been dated both paleographically and in accord to its position in the site levels to 858-824BC.
Now we have solid evidence that King David did exist, his family descendant being the subject of this stele.