GEZER CALENDAR - ($25 US)
900 BC study replica
Stone cast tablet-plaque, 110 X 70 mm (4.5 x 3") with incised script
museum display stand & parchment description.
Actual size reproduction of the famous Gezer Calendar, a soft limestone tablet inscribed in paleo-Hebrew. It is regarded as one of the earliest paleo-Hebrew texts and testifies to the use of Hebrew writing as early as the 10th century BC. It is believed Moses recorded the Torah in this language and the same script was used throughout the land of Canaan until Babylon overtook Jerusalem in 586 BC.
The original tablet dates to the time of Solomon. It was discovered in excavations of the Biblical city of Gezer, 30 miles northwest of Jerusalem in 1907 and is presently in the Museum of the Ancient Orient in Istanbul, along with the Siloam Inscription and other archaeological discoveries found before World War I.
The calendar describes bi-monthly agricultural periods and attributes different duties to each, such as harvest, planting or tending specific crops.
The translation reads:
"Two months of harvest
Two months of planting
Two months are late planting
One month of hoeing
One month of barley-harvest
One month of harvest and festival
Two months of grape harvesting
One month of summer fruit"
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