The Biblical Archaeology Society has a section now that features Mazar’s original announcement, the rejection of this reading by Deutsch and Rainey, and Mazar’s acceptance of the reading of Shlomit.
The site also includes a high-res photograph of the seal. The original posting about this discovery is here. Rainey suggests that this might be Shlomit, the daughter of Zerubbabel, mentioned in 1 Chronicles 3:19.
Update (2/5): The Jerusalem Post now covers the story.
2 thoughts on “Mazar: Seal of Temah Reading Wrong”
Unusual to see an archaeologist accept a well thought out correction from others without defensiveness and posturing. I think the scholarly community has a lot to learn from this example. Congrats to Mazar.
Hey, I love the new look of the blog! I’ll be in the big D to defend the dissertation on Friday. Please say a little prayer for me.