Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A photo of the royal steward's tomb

EPIGRAPHY AND ARCHAEOLOGY: Jerusalem — The Neighborhood of Silwan — The Royal Steward’s Tomb (HolyLandPhotos' Blog). A rare photo by Carl Rasmussen in a difficult area to visit.
Unfortunately the second most important tomb from the First Temple Period is located in this village [Silwan]. This tomb was discovered by Clermont-Ganneau in 1870. It had two Hebrew inscriptions – one above the door and the other to the right of it. Both were carved out and sent to the British Museum where they are still housed. The largest inscription was over the door (note the large “gash” there).
I have not encountered this blog before, but it looks very interesting.

HT Todd Bolen at the Bible Places Blog.