Wednesday, October 08, 2008

First century inscription of high priest

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


Anonymous said...

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?


Randall Buth said...

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.