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Archaeology in Israel: Inscribed Lake Kinneret Slab

(December 2015)

Archaeologists conducting excavations on the shores of Lake Kinneret in the Kursi National Park in Golan Heights discovered an ancient piece of marble bearing Hebrew inscriptions. This discovery was announced in December 2015, by the University of Haifa. Experts with the Israeli Antiquities Authority estimated that the slab is 1,500 years old.

This find was the first evidence ever found of an ancient Judeo-Christian community in Kursi, the town where Jesus supposedly performed the “Miracle of the Swine.” The marble slab is believed to be a commemoration plaque for an important local individual, because the Hebrew inscription begins with “remembered for good.”

Source: “Israeli archaeologists find Hebrew inscriptions on ancient slab of marble near Lake Kinneret,” Jerusalem Post (December 16, 2015);
Danan, Deborah. “Found: Slab with Hebrew inscriptions where Bible says Jesus performed 'Miracle of the Swine,'” Breitbart (December 16, 2015)