Gershon Galil as reported by Doug Petrovitch in “New Find: Jerusalem’s Oldest Hebrew Inscription,” Associates for Biblical Research (blog), July 25, 2013 (, and in “Ophel Inscription: Oldest Hebrew Writing in Jerusalem Corroborates Biblical History,” Creation Ministries International (blog), August 17, 2013 ( Dr Galil kindly restated his opinion in a message to me on October 17, 2013, and has now published his detailed study as “‘yyn ḫlq’: The Oldest Hebrew Inscription from Jerusalem,” Strata: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 31 (2013), pp. 11–26.