Last Updated April 22nd, 1999.

Excavations by the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology (Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem) at the site of Tel Dan in northern Israel during July, 1993, uncovered a fragment of a text written in Aramaic. The following year, another two fragments were discovered. The impact of these three fragments on the scholarly community has been huge and debate has since raged over whether the three fragments represent one or two inscriptions, and whether they are the first extra-biblical evidence for the House of David (bytdwd).
    This site is dedicated to the study of the fragments and seeks to discuss topics such as the epigraphy, language, translation, dating, historical and methodological implications of the Tel Dan fragments. Only with your support, suggestions, and contributions can this site fulfil its aims.

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