Monday, June 12, 2017

Schiffman on the Magdala Stone

PROFESSOR LAWRENCE H. SCHIFFMAN: The Magdala Stone. A reprint of his article in Ami Magazine. The Magdala Stone is a first-century CE artifact that appears to depict the Second Temple in Jerusalem. It is currently on display in the Vatican Menorah Exhibition in Rome.

Professor Schiffman notes in particular, some potential implications of the Stone for the function of the synagogue in the first century.

Background on the Magdala Stone is here and follow the many links.

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