Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bible and Archaeology - Online Museum: 1. Yahweh inscription, c. 1400 BC

Here is the first item from a great online museum called "Bible and Archaeology". You can access this online museum HERE. This online museum confirms the historical background of the Bible by explaining the most significant and impressive archaeological finds.

"This photo displays a reproduction of the oldest known inscription of the name "YHWH," the personal name of God (cf. Exodus 3). The writing is in hieroglyphs and is dated to c. 1400 BC. The inscription was discovered in the temple built by the Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Soleb, which is in modern day Sudan. The text refers to a group of wandering followers of YHWH, possibly the Israelites." (Image and text from http://www.bibleandarchaeology.com/  ) 

Galyn Wiemers
Generation Word