Friday, August 14, 2020

More on that stone table

UPDATE: Israeli archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old decorated table (Xinhua via the Lebanese Star).
JERUSALEM, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Israeli archaeologists have discovered an ancient stone table with decorations on its side, the Israeli Civil Administration in the West Bank said Thursday.

So we now know that it is a decorated stone table.

There is also an article in Israel's News1. Joseph Lauer says it seems to be a translation, with mistakes, of a Hebrew article in Arutz Sheva: A rare archeological find from the Second Temple period was discovered in Benjamin. Joe corrects the name Hanania Hizmi [חנניה היזמי] for “Hanania the Entrepreneur” in the article.

That article includes a photo of the table.

As far as I can tell, the major English-speaking media have not yet shown any interest in the discovery.

Background here.

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