Saturday, May 02, 2020

A stone vessel workshop in Galilee (recap)

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Jewish Purification: Stone Vessel Workshop Discovered in Galilee. A 2,000-year-old stone production center points to ritual purity (Robin Ngo).

This essay was published in 2016 just after the discovery of the stone vessel workshop in ‘Einot Amitai near Nazareth in the Galilee. For PaleoJudaica posts on the story, see here and links. I didn't link to the BHS essay at the time, but it has just been re-published, so here it is now.

Another stone workshop from antiquity, also in the Galilee (at Reina), was discovered about a year later. See here and here. And for more generally on stoneworking in Roman antiquity, see here.

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