Saturday, December 24, 2005

THE SIXTH-CENTURY JESUS SEAL from Tiberias is covered by the Discovery Channel:
Early Image of Jesus Found
By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

Dec. 23, 2005 — A rare 6th-century seal that bears the likely image of Jesus on one side and a cross symbol signifying the name "Christ" on the back recently was excavated in Tiberias, Israel, according to archaeologists who continue to work at the site.

Since seals with this imagery do not appear before the middle of the 6th century, the object is one of the first to show such early Christian symbolism.


The article has good photos of both sides of the seal and lots of new details about it and its discovery.

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