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Re: orion Spaceless "BYTYHWH" inscription
>The inscription appears to be some kind of a receipt for (or at least a
>record of) a donation to a temple called *BYTYHWH* (that is, BYT YHWH
>written as one word with no space between BYT and YHWH -- similar to the
>Tel Dan inscription, which (albeit in square Aramaic characters) likewise
>lacks a space between BYT and DWD. It is written in ancient Hebrew
>characters and is claimed to refer to the First Temple. (Apparently a full
>report will soon appear in the Near Eastern Archaeologist).
>So, it seems that H.S. has once again set the cat among the pigeons!
Wow! So BYTDWD is a building after all? And this proves that the historical
YHWH really does exist!
Philip R Davies
Department of Biblical Studies
University of Sheffield