Does First-of-its-Kind Hebrew Inscription give Evidence for New Testament Account of Jesus Miracles?
Volunteers from Israel and from abroad are participating in the excavations at Kursi beach site, particularly from China and Taiwan and students from the International Program at the University of Haifa. Ground penetrating radar and other tests are being implemented in cooperation with Dr. Yossi Salomon of the Technion and researchers from Spain and France. In addition, volunteers from the religious girls' high school at Nov participated in the excavation as part of the Antiquity Authority's "Heritage" program. Additional archeological findings at the site include earthenware vessels and an earthenware oil lamp featuring fish, as well as another ceramic oil lamp featuring a ship.
Featured image: The word "Marmaria" on the slab. Credit: Jennifer Munro
Source: University of Haifa. "Excavations uncover unique Hebrew inscription showing existence of a Jewish village at Kursi." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 December 2015. < www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151218095443.htm>.