Digging to Continue at Tzipori Tomb

Via Jim Davila. An agreement was reached between a landowner and the Tiberias Magistrate’s Court that will allow digging to commence next month on a tomb which has an inscription bearing the name of the famous 3rd century Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi. I have a friend digging at Tel es-Safi who tells me they run into incredible difficulties whenever they come across human remains, and I imagine a personality as well-known as Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi will only raise even more concern. It’s a tight rope to walk, and it almost makes me glad I spend my research time in front of a computer or stuffed in a book. . . . Almost.


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