Ossuary with a Hebrew and Aramaic inscription for Martha from Jerusalem (JLM0050)

Dublin Core

Title

Ossuary with a Hebrew and Aramaic inscription for Martha from Jerusalem (JLM0050)

Description

Limestone ossuary with lattice and circle decorations and three Hebrew and Aramaic inscriptions for Martha, identified as the daughter of Yehosef and the wife of (a second) Yosef. From Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. BCE/CE.

Source

Publisher

CIIP1:

Format

Limestone

Language

Identifier

JLM0050

Sarcophagus or Ossuary Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

H 31cm
W 65cm
D 24cm

Decoration

Lattice pattern with semi-circles above on facade, and flat lid. Inscription incised within semi-circles.

Language

Diplomatic

(a) מרתה בת

(b) יהוספ
בנ יעקב
תאת

(c) יהוספ
בנ חונ

Edition

(a) mrth bt
(b) yhwsp | bn yʿqb | ʾtt
(c) yhwsp | bn ḥwn

Translation

Martha daughter of Yehosef son of Ya'akov, wife of Yehosef son of Hon.

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP1

Edition Constituted From

CIIP1

Translation Constituted From

CIIP1

Findspot

Unknown

Current Location (if known)

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IAA inv. no. 1969-159

Name 1

Role 1

Name 2

Role 2

Name 3

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.524-525, no.504.

Citation

“Ossuary with a Hebrew and Aramaic inscription for Martha from Jerusalem (JLM0050),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 15, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/673.

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