For a longer discussion of the script of the Gezer Calendar, including the issue of elongation, see Christopher A. Rollston, “The Phoenician Script of the Tel Zayit Abecedary and Putative Evidence for Israelite Literacy,” in Ron E. Tappy and P. Kyle McCarter, eds., Literate Culture and Tenth-Century Canaan: The Tel Zayit Abecedary in Context (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2008), pp. 79–89.