Garfinkel has another explanation as to the meaning behind the Ophel Inscription.
"I think it's like a (cellphone) text," Garfinkel told FoxNews.com. "If someone takes a text from us 3,000 years from now, he will not be able to understand it."
The writing on the fragmented jug is a type of shorthand farmers of the 10th century used, in his opinion, and not an official way of communication that was passed on.
"What's more important is that there is a revolution in this type of inscription being found," Garfinkel told FoxNews.com. There have been several from the same time period found across Israel in the past five years.
"When we find more and more of these inscriptions, maybe not until the next generation, we may have a breakthrough," he said.
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