In support of this statement, Rollston cites a 1987 article by Joseph Naveh. More carefully, Pardee cites numerous articles by Naveh and refers to “Naveh’s apparently evolving views” on this issue. I spoke to Naveh about his views on this: What did he think about the Gezer calendar script in light of Kyle McCarter’s characterization of it as South Canaanite? Naveh said “McCarter is probably right. The differences [among Phoenician, Hebrew and South Canaanite] are very hard to tell. We have very few inscriptions from this period and the differences are very small.”