A SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD INSCRIPTION ON A STONE OSSUARY LID FROM THE CITY OF DAVID, JERUSALEM

Esther Eshel, Nahshon Szanton

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Abstract

A stone fragment bearing a Hebrew or Aramaic inscription was discovered in the debris piled up along the Early Roman period Stepped Street in the Tyropoeon Valley, on the west slope of the City of David hill. The inscription preserves part of a list mentioning proper names and sums of money. Similar lists are known from the Second Temple period, commonly interpreted as payment received or rendered from individuals. This is the first inscription to be found inside the city.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalAtiqot
Volume110
StatePublished - Mar 2023

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Keywords

  • Aramaic
  • Hebrew
  • Jerusalem
  • Jewish
  • Second Temple period
  • epigraphy
  • ossuary
  • payment

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