News item on “Goliath Inscription” in BAR

Although I have not yet seen it, the new BAR (Biblical Archaeology Review) has been published (March/April 2006), and from what appears on the webpage of the new issue(, there is a short note on the inscription that we found at Tell es-Safi/Gath this summer, the so-called “Goliath Inscription” (for a short discussion of this on the official dig website, see: As you may recall, this received a lot of international press in November/December 2005.

Although I did not write the note that appeared in BAR, I was interviewed for it, so there may be some accurate information in it. As soon as I get a copy I will read it and post my comments.