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Amulet of Yosi son of Zenobia

Amulet of Yosi son of Zenobia

Amulet of Yosi son of Zenobia

Bronze

H: 13.8; W: 4.8 cm

IAA:

1984-317

Archaeology/Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods

This amulet, discovered under the doorstep to the synagogue, contains 26 lines of a rare text in Hebrew and Aramaic. The text is a request from Yosi son of Zenobia that God grant him unlimited rule over the members of the village similar to God’s unlimited rule over the world - fascinating testimony to power struggles within an ancient Jewish village.