Gezer Calendar
One of the earliest Hebrew epigraphs (from around the time of Solomon), written on limestone, the text seems to be a calendar of agricultural tasks and seasons:

Two months of harvest (olives?)
Two months of planting (cereals?)
Two months are late planting (vegetables?)
One month of hoeing
One month of barley-harvest
One month of harvest and festival (grain?)
Two months of grape harvesting
One month of summer fruit (or one last month?)

The Gezer Calendar is reproduced and translated in a number of places. The drawing and words above were adapted for use here from several of these.

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