9017Re: [ANE-2] Re: High Priest sarcophagus/Caiphas
- Oct 9, 2008Is there a photo of this tomb online?
Antonio Lombatti wrote:
> The explanation is quite easy: as Jews were often influenced by the
> surrounding Hellenistic culture, on occasions they adopted Hellenistic
> practices and customs. This is probably a payment for Charon -
> Charon's obol - for ferrying the deceased across the river Styx. In
> Beth She'arim tombs a carving of a Charon's boat was even spotten on
> the limestone.
> Antonio Lombatti
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