Clara Amit, courtesy Yosef Garfinkel

FIVE LINES, COUNTLESS INTERPRETATIONS. Since its discovery near Khirbet Qeiyafa’s western gate in 2008, the five-line inscription on the concave side of this potsherd has been debated by many scholars. Discussions have ranged from language (Hebrew versus proto-Canaanite) to orientation of the letters and meaning. While the excavations at Qeiyafa are coming to a close, the scholarship on this unique inscription will surely continue for years to come.