Archaeologists have recently discovered what may be the oldest example of a Hebrew text, a proto-Canaanite script written on a piece of pottery about 3,000 years ago and discovered during an archaeological dig at Khirbet Qeiyafa. The archaeologists involved in the research believe the site and the artifact to be Hebrew, but other scholars caution that several societies of the period probably used proto-Canaanite to record non-Hebrew languages.
And here we can get an interesting comparison between different news outlets, as CNN has basically repeated the claims without question and unnecessarily tied the find to the Dead Sea Scrolls, while the BBC has explained the controversy and the fact that more research is necessary before hard(er) conclusions are established. The most in-depth piece I have seen so far is over at the NY Times.
But despite the Biblical controversy the text is still a significant find, as it is the longest extant example of proto-Canaanite writing and may shed light on the development of scripts and language in the ancient Middle East.