In December 2019, Frankie Snyder, a renown archeologist, and member of Congregation Or Atid
was working with the Associates for Biblical Research wet-sifting material from
Mount Ebal in northern Israel. The material was part of a dump
pile left from excavations on the mountain back in the 1980s.
Within the debris she discovered a small folded lead tablet,
about 1”× 1”. Scientific scanning and testing has revealed that it
dates back well over 3,000 years to approximately 1200 to 1400
BCE. It contains the oldest Hebrew inscription found to date in
Israel, and features the Israelite name of God, yod-hey-vav-hey
written in ancient Proto-Hebraic script.
In this program, Frankie will be discussing the tablet, its
discovery, the scientific research done on it, the contents of the
inscription, and the tablet’s significance in Israeli archaeology.
Please join us at Or Atid for this first-hand report on an
amazing and significant archaeological discovery.
Sponsor: Congregation Or Atid