The earliest inscriptions with hard dates (late 16th century) are those published by Joe D. Seger, “The Gezer Jars Signs: New Evidence of the Earliest Alphabet,” in The Word of the Lord Shall Go Forth [David Noel Freedman Festschrift], ed. C.L. Myers and M.O’Connor (Winona Lake, IN: American Schools of Oriental Research, 1983), pp. 477–495.