Free and accessible inscriptions and their English translations of Israel/Palestine from the Persian period through the Islamic conquest (ca. 500 BCE - 640 CE)
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Hewn from the ample limestone of Galilee, the Bet She‘arim necropolis houses twenty-one catacombs and nearly 300 inscriptions. In 1973, Benjamin Mazar excavated one such inscription (BETH0100), dated to between 200 and 350 CE: Greek Text: Γερμανὸς Ἰσακίου Παλμυρηνοῦ Translation: Germanus, son of Isaac, from Palmyra… Read More
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