New Study Supports Authenticity of Yehoash Inscription
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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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