Thursday, March 03, 2011

New collection of inscriptions from Jerusalem

A NEW COLLECTION of inscriptions from Jerusalem:
Major Research Project Documents for First Time all Ancient Inscriptions from Jerusalem and Surrounding Area


JERUSALEM.- The first installment of a major international research project gathering all the inscriptions ever found in Israel and the Palestinian Authority from the period of Alexander the Great (4th century C.E) until Mohammed (beginning of the 7th century A.D.) has recently appeared. The Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palestine (CIIP), as the collection is called, will eventually encompass nine volumes, and promises to become one of the most important tools of research into this period. The first volume of the collection includes more than 700 inscriptions from Jerusalem and surrounding areas up until the destruction of the Second Temple.