Some Pictures from the Israel Museum

Here are some of the pictures I took while visiting the Israel Museum in Jerusalem several days ago:

A monument inscription dated to the 9th c. BCE, found in Dan, made of basalt, upon which we find the earliest mention of the "house of David".

A monument inscription dated to the 9th c. BCE, found in Dan, made of basalt, upon which we find the earliest mention of the "house of David".

The oldest copies of a biblical text on two silver amulets with inscriptions of Numbers 6:24-26 dated to the late 7th-early 6th c. BCE. Found in Jerusalem.

The oldest copies of a biblical text on two silver amulets with inscriptions of Numbers 6:24-26 dated to the late 7th-early 6th c. BCE. Found in Jerusalem.

A Greek inscription on limestone with a warning to goyim: "No foreigner shall enter within the forecourt and the balustrade around the sanctuary. Whoever is caught will have himself to blame for his subsequent death." It would have been near the Temple. Dated to the 1st c. CE.

A Greek inscription on limestone with a warning to goyim: "No foreigner shall enter within the forecourt and the balustrade around the sanctuary. Whoever is caught will have himself to blame for his subsequent death." It would have been near the Temple. Dated to the 1st c. CE.

The soft limestone ossuary with an Aramaic inscription mentioning Jesus son of Joseph, found in Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. CE,

The soft limestone ossuary with an Aramaic inscription mentioning Jesus son of Joseph, found in Jerusalem, dated to the 1st c. CE,

Ossuary of Caiaphas the High Priest

Ossuary of Caiaphas the High Priest

Another angle on the ossuary of Caiaphas.

Another angle on the ossuary of Caiaphas.

A Latin dedicatory inscription on hard limestone found in Caesarea, dated from 26-36, mentioning Pontius Pilate the prefect of Judea.

A Latin dedicatory inscription on hard limestone found in Caesarea, dated from 26-36, mentioning Pontius Pilate the prefect of Judea.