I was interviewed by the Times of Israel on the possible mention of King David’s dynasty on the Mesha stele.

This mention was first suggested by André Lemaire and recently rejected by Israel Finkelstein, Nadav Na’aman and Thomas Römer. But, as I showed at a conference on the Mesha stele last November, new imaging techniques suggest that André Lemaire’s reading is, so far, the best.

The paper I gave at the conference will soon be published in Semitica, and I will post it here.

In the meantime, you can go ahead and read the paper written by journalist Amanda Borschel-Dan, whom I warmly thank for contacting me.

Stay tuned! 😉

Amanda Borschel-Dan, “High-tech study of ancient stone suggests new proof of King David’s dynasty,” The Times of Israel, 3 May 2019.

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