Some Notable First-Century BCE Palestinian Jews With Greek Names

A recent archaeological discovery in Jerusalem reminds us that Jews once bore names like Antigonus, Aristobulus, and, possibly, Daedalus.

A stone column recently discovered in a Jerusalem excavation, on which is chiseled the Hebrew/Aramaic inscription “Hananiah bar Dodalos mi-Yerushalayim.” Danit Levy, Israel Antiquities Authority.

A stone column recently discovered in a Jerusalem excavation, on which is chiseled the Hebrew/Aramaic inscription “Hananiah bar Dodalos mi-Yerushalayim.” Danit Levy, Israel Antiquities Authority.

Observation
Oct. 24 2018
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