Following on yesterday’s news on the ‘Jesus Tablets’, we have the full press release:
Note: Found on the codices:
- The codices show many symbols of the Feast of Tabernacles, Sukkot, which wasassociated with the enthronement of the ancient Davidic kings in Jerusalem, and laterwith the coming of the Messiah.
- There are clear images of the menorah (the seven branched lamp), leafy branches andetrogim, the large citrus fruits used at Tabernacles.
- There are also fruiting palm trees, well known from coins of the late second templeperiod and the time of the Bar Kochba war.
Sounds very exciting! More will follow I’m sure.
HT: who else?
UPDATE I: A photo:
UPDATE II: The BBC has more details and photos here.
UPDATE III: A video of the above here.