On April 26, 2006 I posted this question in post # 1305 :
"I was recently reading about an image, that was a composite comprised
of a seven candle menorah, a star of David, and a fish. It was
reportedly found in the Judean desert in the 1960's as a silver image,
and then in the 1990's on pottery reportedly found near or on mount
Zion. I have read pros and cons in relationship to the authenticity of
this image which is said to be first century ce, but all are from
non-scholarly sources. Does anyone on the list have any documentation
or knowledge that would confirm or deny the authenticity of this symbol?"
I personally have read nothing that is even remotely scholarly, that
validates this symbol as being first century, but I keep witnessing
discussions on the internet about it. This was one of the sites that
was recently mentioned:
I have never heard of any of these people. Does anyone on the forum
have any other information? It appears to me that this is a recently
created "artifact". Thank you all for your earlier responses.