Joe Lauer (and Jim West based on Joe’s notice) , have sent out the Hebrew University media announcement of a forthcoming press conference next week at which Prof. Yossi Garfinkel of the HU will announce some new important finds at Kh. Qeiyafa, which he believes will have important implications for the study of archaeology, history and the Bible (seems Yossi may have learnt the art of a media tease from me…:-).
The bets are on, on what he will announce that he found:
1) The Philistine foreskins that David took
2) The bucket of water from the gate of Bethlehem
3) An inscription mentioning David
4) An inscription mentioning Goliath
5) Saul’s armor that David did not wear
6) All of the above
7) None of the above
Can’t wait until next Tuesday – should be VERY interesting!
Clarification: I am told that what will be announced is VERY SPECIAL, and I can’t wait to see what this is! And Just to clarify – this post was not meant to be critical of Yossi – just to continue along the line of the “tease”….
P.S. I’m going to try and use my contacts to see if I can find out what it is…