2000 year old stone column inscribed “Yerushalayim” has been discovered

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This Is the Oldest Known Inscription Bearing the Full Name of Jerusalem
by Laura Geggel
October 9, 2018

Archaeologists have uncovered the oldest known instance of the word “Jerusalem” spelled out in full, on an ancient stone carving that was once part of an ancient pottery workshop, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, announced today (Oct. 9). On earlier inscriptions, Jerusalem was spelled “Yerushalem” or “Shalem,” rather than “Yerushalayim” (pronounced Yeh-roo-sha-La-yeem), as it is spelled in Hebrew today. The carving — which was written in Aramaic and says “Hananiah son of Dodalos from Jerusalem” — dates to the first century A.D., making it about 2,000 years old, according to the IAA. READ MORE
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