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New Study Supports Authenticity of Yehoash Inscription
BAR has defended the authenticity of the James Ossuary inscription (“James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus”)a and the Ivory Pomegranate inscription (“(Belonging) to the Temple of [Yahwe]h; holy to the priests”).b But we have taken no position regarding the Yehoash (or Jehoash) inscription, a lengthier text on a black stone plaque that records repairs to the Temple. The reason is that distinguished philologists and paleographers of ancient Hebrew have disagreed regarding the authenticity of the Yehoash inscription.c

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