Aren Maeir says
Two days ago, I mentioned how playing with Photoshop with pictures of the inscription from Area D did wonders. I was immediately swamped with requests to show pictures of the inscription!
Since I am a nice guy, and in the spirit of the holidays (Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, etc.), I decided to post something that will at least partially fulfill these requests (but will whet the appetite for more… 🙂 ).
He is a nice guy. So he posts the ‘mem’ in the inscription and its enhanced versions. (You’ll have to go there to see the others).
Wish he had posted the whole inscription? Yeah, well you aren’t alone. But I’m sure it will appear in due course. Until then I’ll offer my own translation of the reconstructed phrase and particular word which includes the mem:
[then did Goliath drop his] s[hield and stagger to the ground after having been struck by David, the Second King of the United Kingdom of Israel who reigned from 1000 to 960 BCE…].
It’s going to be an amazing day when the full inscription is unveiled!!!!