Re: [ANE-2] A fragment with an inscription: Son of the High Priest
- The tomb of the high priest Caiphas was found in Peace Forest below the Haas Promenade. The Caiphas ossuary contained some very detailed geometric carvings resembling pinwheels or flowers. There were 12 ossuaries found in the tomb.
A partial list of High Priests:
Simeon a.k.a. Boethus (22-5 B.C.)
Mattaiah Ben Theophilus (5-4 B.C.)
Joazar (4 B.C.)
Annas (6-15 A.D.)
Caiphas (18-37 A.D.)
Theophilus (37 A.D.)
One of two Sadducean High Priests -- Ishmael Ben Phiabi II (up to 62 A.D.)
Joshua Ben Gamaliel (63-65 A.D.)
Matthias (65 A.D.)
after J. Joachim et al.
David Q. Hall
--- On Tue, 10/7/08, eliot braun <eliotbraun@...> wrote:
From: eliot braun <eliotbraun@...>
Subject: [ANE-2] A fragment with an inscription: Son of the High Priest
To: "ANE" <ANEemail@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 9:48 AM
This is a link to an article describing a fragment, presumably of a sarcophagus, found near Jerusalem, and which probably dates to ca. the 1st C BCE.
http://www.haaretz com/hasen/ spages/1027267. html
Eliot Braun, Ph D
Sr. Fellow WF Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
Associate Researcher Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem
PO Box 21, Har Adar 90836 Israel
Tel 972-2-5345687, Cell 972-50-2231096
- The Jerusalem Post has a link to a two-minute IBA video about the
discovery of the "remnant of a covering of a sarcophagus" with the
(translated) inscription "son of the High Priest".
The narrator mentions the belief that the High Priest officiated at the
Temple between the years 30 and 70 CE.
The video is entitled "Archaeological dig reveals big find" and
sub-captioned "Jerusalem unveils 2nd Temple fragment with inscription 'Son
of High Priest'."
The video's long URL is:
It appears (at least to me) from a side view of the inscribed cover in
the video that the reading is "ben" and that it is not the end of a name, as
there is room for a letter or letters after the break in the stone.
Joseph I. Lauer
Brooklyn, New York