Tag: jehoash tablet

First Person: Gold from the Temple?

07/15 | In his First Person in the July/August 2014 issue of BAR, Hershel Shanks discusses two very different inscriptions—the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus fragment and the Jehoash Inscription—that are both   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.

Israeli Court: Return the Jehoash Inscription

10/17 | This morning, the Israeli Supreme court ruled that the 15-line Jehoash Inscription be returned to collector Oded Golan in the latest twist in the “forgery trial of the century” saga.   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, Inscriptions, News.

Authentic or Forged? What to Do When Experts Disagree

10/26 | I recently had lunch with Victor (Avigdor) Hurowitz, a distinguished professor of ancient Semitic languages at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is firmly convinced that the Jehoash (Yehoash) Inscription,   Read more…

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