Wednesday, October 08, 2008

First century inscription of high priest

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A new first century inscription to ponder on yom hakippurim:
בן הכהן הגדול
The following article has a fairly clear photo:


  1. First, Randall, do you think its genuine?

    Second, do you think the author of the article could eliminate any of those possibilities of identity?

    Does the block/square script bother you?


  2. to anony
    1. haven't seen the inscription so I
    do not know about it's genuineness, but it sounds like it was found in situ, which would help.
    2. There were five main families controlling the highpriesthood in the first century. I don't know how to differentiate them without more text.
    3. square script doesn't bother.