The Curse Tablet From Joshua’s Altar on Mount Ebal

An interview with archaeologist Dr. Scott Stripling

The much anticipated Mount Ebal “curse tablet” discovered at Joshua’s Altar on Mount Ebal was finally published last Friday, May 12, in the open-access peer-reviewed journal Heritage Science (read the article here). The miniature folded lead tablet, having been initially presented in a lively press release just over a year ago, had generated a huge amount of interest.

On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal interviews the lead author of the paper, archaeologist Dr. Scott Stripling, about the discovery and its final publication.

Let the Stones Speak

Show notes

The Mount Ebal ‘Curse Tablet’ Finally Published: First Impressions

Interview With Dr. Stripling: Joshua, Mt. Ebal and the Discovery of an Ancient Hebrew Amulet

Mount Ebal and the Tale of Two Altars

Scientific article - “You are Cursed by the God YHW:” an early Hebrew inscription from Mt. Ebal