See Avraham Biran, “‘David’ Found at Dan,BAR 20:02.


See Hershel Shanks, “Will Hezekiah Be Dislodged from His Tunnel?BAR 39:05.


See Alan R. Millard, “Daniel and Belshazzar in History,BAR 11:03.


See sidebar “How Sheshonq Became Shishak” in Yigal Levin, “Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem?BAR 38:04.


See Siegfried H. Horn, “Why the Moabite Stone Was Blown to Pieces,BAR 12:03. See also André Lemaire, “‘House of David’ Restored in Moabite Inscription,BAR 20:03.



I am convinced that Simo Parpola has correctly linked this particular son to this assassination in “The Murderer of Sennacherib,” pp. 171–182 in Bendt Alster, ed., Death in Mesopotamia: Papers Read at the 04VIe Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag, 1980).


Lawrence J. Mykytiuk, “Identifying Biblical Persons in Hebrew Inscriptions and Two Stelae from Before the Persian Era” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998), revised and published as the book Identifying Biblical Persons in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1200–539 B.C.E. (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, and Boston: Brill Academic, 2004). From Hebrew and other inscriptions published since 1828, it gleans more than 90 inscriptions, in which it then evaluates potential Biblical identifications of more than 75 people. Later on, new discoveries, the unmasking of forgeries, etc., led to my journal article, “Corrections and Updates to ‘Identifying Biblical Persons in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1200–539 B.C.E.,’” Maarav 16 (2009), pp. 49–132, free online at My most recent book chapter summarizes all strongest results in “Sixteen Strong Identifications of Biblical Persons (Plus Nine Other Identifications) in Authentic Northwest Semitic Inscriptions from Before 539 B.C.E.,” in Meir Lubetski and Edith Lubetski, eds., New Inscriptions and Seals Relating to the Biblical World (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012), pp. 35–58; free online at By including Egyptian and Mesopotamian inscriptions, the present article extends previous coverage from only Israel and a few near neighbors until 539 B.C.E. to the ancient Near East through 400 B.C.E.