Which brings us to this interesting pottery shard that a University of Haifa professor argues is the oldest piece of Hebrew writing. This would date from the Davidic period 1000 B.C.E. The statements are rather similar to statements expressed in the Bible about protecting widows and orphans and stuff. This flies in the face of the religious dogma of Biblical archeologists, who are rather insistent that Jews were illiterate until the Babylonian exile.
I should note this shard is not really evidence of anything. But it amuses me to see things that are asserted as Absolutely True turn out not to be Absolutely True. As a religious man, I try to distinguish between what I find Absolutely True as a religious matter and what evidence and reason tell me. It makes me suspicious when folks supposedly devoid of religious prejudice assert things as Absolutely True.