Just yesterday in a sermon (yes, I'm on holidays, but a friend asked me to preach in his congregation while he was preaching elsewhere, not enough pastors to go around!) I mentioned how many archaeological discoveries of the 2oth century have served to confirm Biblical accounts of events. Now this morning the following report came across the wires (well wirelessly, actually!) to the old manse: Scientists have discovered the earliest known Hebrew writing, an inscription on a piece of pottery dating from the 10th century B.C., the period of King David's reign.
Until now, higher critics speculated that Hebrew did not exist in written form prior to the 6th century BC but was an oral tongue only. Now that this early form of Hebrew (Is it written in Canaanite script? I'm not sure, but see the report, where they say it is Hebrew) has turned up on a potsherd, echoing several Biblical texts, that theory will be subject to revision. Another higher critical dogma bites the dust? Looks likely.
Click on the post title to read the full report from 'Live Science'.