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The Name of our Creator Unearthed

The first archeological findings was discovered during excavations in Arad, YisraAil that took place during the 1960s and 1970s. Fragments of pottery were found at a Yisra-Ailite sanctuary which dated back to the days of King Shelomoh. Inscribed in Hebrew on one of these is a reference to the "House of YHWH". This was reported in The Jerusalem Post in an article entitled "Unearthing the Land" which appeared June 29,1973.

Here is an excerpt from that article and a fragment of the pottery:

"Mostly used for business transactions, these humble documents are a mine of historic information. At Arad, excavated by Yohanan Aharoni, reference is made to a 'House of YHWH'".

The second find was the oldest Scriptural text ever found, dating back almost 2,600 years. This was found in a tiny silver amulet which contained a Seventh Century B.C. extract from the Book of Bemidbar [Numbers] (6:24-26), the Priestly Blessing. The rolled up amulet was part of a treasure hoard found by a Tel Aviv University archeologist in a First Temple Period family tomb in Yerushalayeem, Yisra-Ail. When this amulet was written, the Temple of Shelomoh still stood, the heirs of King Dahweedh still ruled on the throne, and the Dead Sea Scrolls would not be written for yet another 400 years. It was three years after it discovery before this fragile amulet could be
unrolled by technical experts at the Israeli Museum. On this amulet the Name of YHWH could be clearly read in the original Hebrew language. Complete details of this magnificent find can be read in the June 28, 1986 and the August 9, 1986 issues of The Jerusalem Post, and also in the June, 1987 issue of the Readers Digest. More archeological discoveries were made that (actually) validated the Name as YHWH.

The Name of YHWH Engraved on an Ivory Pomegranate Decoration

Biblical Archaeology Review, Jan.-Feb. 1990, p. 49

The Sacred Name in the Dead Sea Scrolls

This is a photo of Tehilleem [Psalms] 119:59-64 in the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are a collection of Hebrew Scriptures that date back 2000 years. Note YHWH's Name in the Ancient Hebrew Script while the rest of the text is in the Aramaic Script being used at that time. Also note that each line begins with the Hebrew letter "Heth" which corresponds with it' part in the acrostical 119th Psalms. ( reads right to left.)

Compare this Modern Hebrew to the Ancient Hebrew Text:

Tehilleem 119:59 Tehilleem 119:60 Tehilleem 119:61 Tehilleem 119:62 Tehilleem 119:63 Tehilleem 119:64

Now in English
( read left to right.) Tehilleem [Psalms] 119:59-64 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto Thy Testimonies. I made haste, and delayed not to keep Thy Commandments. The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten Thy Law. At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee because of Thy Righteous Judgments. I am a companion of all them that fear Thee, and of them that keep Thy Precepts. The earth, O YHWH [HWHY(ye-ho-WAH)], is full of Thy Mercy: teach me Thy Statutes.