New article with Esti Eshel on 4 short inscriptions from Tell es-Safi/Gath

On Friday I received the PDF of a just-published article, by Esti Eshel and yours truly on 4 short (in fact – super short…) inscriptions from the Iron IIA “Hazael” destruction level at Tell es-Safi/Gath.

The article is entitled:

Maeir, A. M., and Eshel, E. 2014. Four short alphabetic inscriptions from Iron Age IIA Tell es-Safi/Gath and their contribution for understanding the process of the development of literacy in Iron Age Philistia. Pp. 70–88 in “See, I Will Bring a Scroll Recounting What Befell Me” (Ps 40:8): Epigraphy and Daily Life – From the Bible to the Talmud Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Hanan Eshel, eds. E. Eshel and Y. Levin. Journal of Ancient Judaism, Supplements, Band 12. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Thanks to Esti and Yigal Levin for organizing the conference and editing the volume. I’m glad that this was an additional venue to remember our good and sorely missed friend – Hanan Eshel z'”l.