When Dina Avshalom-Gorni, an archeologist for the Israel Antiquities Authority knew they uncovered a first century synagogue recently she knew she had come across some special.Â She told us, "I thought to myself, Dina, are you telling me that you are standing in a synagogue of the first century A.D.?Â I canâ€™t believe it.â€
When ProfessorÂ Gershon Galil of Haifa University
in the past few weeks deciphered an inscription from the tenthÂ century BC, he
too knewÂ he
hands on something special, the oldest Hebrew text ever discovered.