Image Album: The Jonah Ossuary

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Jonah ossuary

This reproduction of the Jonah ossuary, a pre-70 A.D. artifact, shows the contentious image on the left front panel. The ossuary's discoverers claim it…Read More »

depicts a downward-facing fish swallowing Jonah, the Old Testament figure revered by Christians. This interpretation would suggest it is a Christian artifact. However, most outside scholars think the image is a right-side-up funerary monument, such as an amphora.   Less «
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