THE TEL DAN STELA furnished the first historical evidence of King David from the Bible. The ninth-century B.C. stela’s fragmented inscription proved that King David was a genuine historical figure. Perhaps more important, the stela, set up by one of ancient Israel’s fiercest enemies more than a century after David’s death, still recognized him as the founder of the kingdom of Judah. For more, click on the link. Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority.
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Continuing our celebration of #ColorOurCollections Week, we present these lovely historiated initials by C. R. Ashbee for his 1902 Essex House Press printing of The Psalter or Psalms of David from the Bible of Archbishop Cranmer, printed in an edition of 250 paper copies.
Few modern Biblical archaeology discoveries have caused as much excitement as the Tel Dan inscription—writing on a ninth-century B.C. stone slab (or stela) that furnished the first historical evidence of King David from the Bible. http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/artifacts-and-the-bible/the-tel-dan-inscription-the-first-historical-evidence-of-the-king-david-bible-story/