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Hebrew Inscription YHWH
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One of the Hebrew Inscriptions carved in stone and found during the excavations on Mount Gerizim.  It is written in Paleo-Hebrew script and contains the Tetragrammaton  (=YHWH; Yahweh; Lord).

The flat chiseled surface is about 6.6 in. [17 cm.] wide.











The Samaritan Temple on Mount Gerizim was first built around 450 BC, rebuilt around 200 BC, and then destroyed by John Hyrcanus ca. 110 BC.

The inscription is now displayed in the Good Samaritan Inn Museum on the road between Jerusalem and Jericho.