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JERI0016

Judaea. Jericho. 5 CE to 70 CE. Ossuary. Funerary.

Transcription

יהועזר בר אלעזר Ἐλεάζαρος

Translation

Yeho'ezer, son of El'azar. Eleazar

Diplomatic

[no diplomatic]

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Notes
Slightly damaged ossuary has inner ledge on three sides and low feet. Ornamentation, on the chest's front side, consists of a three-columned (fluted?) porch with a leaf (and dart?) frieze. Each intercolumnar spaces contains a branch-formed whirl rosette within a line circle, with a six-petalled rosette at its center. Two pairs of juxtaposed semi-circles link the right-hand circle to the frame. Aramaic is inscribed on the chest's front side, in upper-left corner; Greek is inscribed on the chest's right side. Only the remains of a 25-35-year-old man were found in the ossuary, but the presence of the lone patronymic "Eleazar" may suggest that both father and son were interred there.

Languages

Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew

Dimensions

H: 37 cm; W: 65 cm; D: 30 cm

Date

5 CE to 70 CE

Current location

No provenance provided.

Figures

  • six-petalled rosettes at centers of whirl rosettes

  • encircled whirl rosettes intercolumnar spaces

  • three-columned (fluted?) porch front of chest

  • line circles encircling rosettes

  • semi-circles linking right-hand circle to frame

  • leaf (and dart?) frieze top of porch

Bibliography

Source of diplomatic

No bibliography available for diplomatic transcription.

Source of transcription

No bibliography available for transcription.

Source of translation

No bibliography available for translation.

Other sources

  • Rahmani, L.Y. A Catalogue of Jewish Ossuaries in the Collections of the State of Israel. Edited by Ayala Sussmann. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1994.
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  • Rahmani, L.Y. A Catalogue of Jewish Ossuaries in the Collections of the State of Israel. Edited by Ayala Sussmann. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1994.
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  • Hachlili, Rachel. “The Goliath Family in Jericho: Funerary Inscriptions from a First-Century A.D. Jewish Monumental Tomb.” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 235, no. Summer (1979): 31–66.
    Zotero
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