Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Online Museum: 2. Israel outside of the Bible

Online Museum: 2. Israel outside of the Bible:
This is taken from http://www.bibleandarchaeology.com/ where the following description is listed with the image below:

"This engraved slab of granite is more than ten feet tall and was found in 1896 in Western Thebes, Egypt. It contains the oldest known reference to “Israel” outside of the Bible, and is referred to as the Merneptah Stela.* It was carved c. 1210 BC in hieroglyphs and is currently located in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. (Note: the word "Israel" is the darkened section in the second line from the bottom.)"


Galyn Wiemers
Generation Word