Warren W. Dexter

Semites in America? Cyrus Gordon is one of the very few proponents of the idea that Semites arrived in the Western Hemisphere as early as 800 B.C.E. He refers to the inscription on the Bat Creek stone, found in Tennessee in 1889, as evidence. Gordon believes that the letters are Hebrew, reading “for Judea,” and date to the first or second century C.E.