Ossuary with Aramaic inscription for Pinhas, mentioning his mother, from Jerusalem (JLM0116)

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Title

Ossuary with Aramaic inscription for Pinhas, mentioning his mother, from Jerusalem (JLM0116)

Description

Limestone ossuary with rosettes, palm tree, and geometric decoration, with an Aramaic inscription for Pinhas, son of Yosef, and mentioning either the tomb or burial of his mother, from Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1: 83

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0116

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 30cm
W 59cm
D 26cm

Decoration

A palm tree flanked by two six-petaled rosettes on the facade, with zigzag frames; short right side also decorated with a six-petaled rosette. The ossuary contains three inscriptions: on the facade (a), on the right side (b), and on the right edge of the facade (c). Flat lid.

Summary of contents

Bones of a man (identified with Pinhas)

Language

Diplomatic

(a) פינחס בר יוסף
(b) פינחס בר יוסף קבר אמ ה
(c) כבלין

Edition

(a) pynḥs br ywsp
(b) pynḥs br ywsp qbr ʾmh
(c) kblyn

Translation

(a) Pinhas the son of Yosef.
(b) Pinhas the son of Yosef.
His mother's tomb.
(c) KBLYN

Findspot

Burial cave on the western slope of Mount Scopus

Current Location (if known)

Beth Shemesh IAA inv. no. 1975-672

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 2

Role 3

Selected Bibliography

CIIP1=Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, volume I: Jerusalem: a multi-lingual corpus of the inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad, Ameling et. al. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2014. pp. 125-126, no.83

Citation

“Ossuary with Aramaic inscription for Pinhas, mentioning his mother, from Jerusalem (JLM0116),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed July 23, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/209.

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