See the discussion in Edward Lipinski, “Epigraphy in Crisis—Dating Ancient Semitic Inscriptions,” BAR 16:04. See also Stephen A. Kaufman, “Reflections on the Assyrian-Aramaic Bilingual from Tell Fakhriyeh,” Maarav 3 (1982), pp. 137–175. Joseph Naveh presents an alternative view, which argues that the script represents an earlier 11th-century B.C. date; see Naveh, “Proto-Canaanite, Archaic Greek, and the Script of the Aramaic Text on the Tell Fakhariyah Statue,” in Ancient Israelite Religion: Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross, ed. P.D. Miller, P.D. Hanson, and S.D. McBride (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1987), pp. 101–113.