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Oldest Hebrew mention of Jerusalem found on rare papyrus from 7th century BCE – Ilan Ben Zion – The Times of Israel 26.10.16
Reference to consignment of two wineskins ‘to Yerushalem’ appears on 2,700-year-old First Temple-era scrap, written by a senior ‘female servant of the king’. Predates Dead Sea Scrolls by centuries. Includes video [2:22]. But see next two links – some experts say it may be a fake and that in any event it is being misused.

Papyrus with earliest ex-Bible Hebrew mention of Jerusalem likely fake, experts say
– Nir Hasson – Haaretz 28.10.16
Some experts suspect the papyrus is a fake but Israel Antiquities Authority insists it is authentic.

Don’t politicise archaeology, and don’t historicise politics: on the new ‘Jerusalem’ papyrus
– Aaron Koller – The Times of Israel 27.10.16
Netanyahu’s political use of the newly announced papyrus as a riposte to UNESCO ‘both misunderstands the archaeology and trivialises the political question.’ And if it turns out to be a forgery the PM’s action will backfire.

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