Biblical Archaeology Review 5:4, July/August 1979

A Cryptogram in the Phoenician Inscription from Brazil

Scholar in American archaeology looks at mysterious Yahweh cryptogram found by Professor Gordon in the Paraiba inscription.

By Marshall McKusick

To understand how circumstances in the 1870’s led the forger of the Paraiba inscription to undertake such a task is not difficult after reading Frank Moore Cross’ article “Phoenicians in Brazil?” BAR 05:01. Yet many of the same circumstances, so masterfully described in that article, could also lead one to conclude that the inscription is authentic.

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