You are hereHomeBARJuly/August 2012Can Archaeology Help Date the Psalms? Page Numbers Yes No Early Ayin EvolvesSidebar to: Can Archaeology Help Date the Psalms? 056 In the earliest alphabetic inscriptions, ayin was written as a circle with a dot in the center (⊙). Later the dot was dropped, appearing as the Latin O used in Western languages today. Join the BAS Library! Already a library member? Log in here. Institution user? Log in with your IP address.