Friday, September 22, 2017

Dates on ancient Jewish inscriptions

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: How Ancient Jews Dated Years (Biblical Archaeology Society Staff). The content is less broad than the title. The essay deals focuses on dates on coins during and after the two Jewish revolts against Rome. But its particular interest is a recently discovered documentary text that dates itself from the end of the Bar Kokhba Revolt: “Year 4 of the Destruction of the House of Israel.”

This essay was published originally in 2013, but I missed it then.

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