Thus spake the Associated Press:
JERUSALEM (AP) - Archaeologists digging at the purported biblical home of Goliath have unearthed a shard of pottery bearing an inscription of the Philistine's name, a find they claimed lends historical credence to the Bible's tale of David's battle with the giant...Of course, it doesn't prove the story, but it is interesting that the oldest Philistine inscription happens to feature the name of the most famous Philistine in history. Well, after Robert Mapplethorpe, of course.
The shard dates back to around 950 B.C., within 70 years of when biblical chronology asserts David squared off against Goliath, making it the oldest Philistine inscription ever found, the archaeologists said.
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