Jewish Ossuary: The origin of the Jewish ossuary (a box for holding bones) can be traced back to the late 1st century BC, during the time when Rome ruled the Holy Land. At that time, by Jewish custom, when someone died, the body was placed in a wooden coffin within a rock-hewn tomb or burial cave. After a year, the bones were removed and put into an ossuary in the family tomb. Levantine, limestone, 1st century

Jewish Ossuary: The origin of the Jewish ossuary (a box for holding bones) can be traced back to the late 1st century BC, during the time when Rome ruled the Holy Land. At that time, by Jewish custom, when someone died, the body was placed in a wooden coffin within a rock-hewn tomb or burial cave. After a year, the bones were removed and put into an ossuary in the family tomb. Levantine, limestone, 1st century

Pompeian victim from the 79AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius.  Note how the teeth still remain in place- this was due to the volcanic ash which layered the fallen victims, which preserved them in their exact positions and locations.

Pompeian victim from the 79AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Note how the teeth still remain in place- this was due to the volcanic ash which layered the fallen victims, which preserved them in their exact positions and locations.

Ancient Burial Box Said To Have Earliest Reference To Jesus

Ancient Burial Box Said To Have Earliest Reference To Jesus

The forgotten symbol of Jesus ~ " Hex Sign" "The Rosette" as it is known Pennsylvania.  Photo shows Ossuaries from Israel Antiquities Authority, predates 69A.D.   Notice the 'Hex' design on the front? It's believed to be a Jewish religious and funerary symbol passed on from Mary to Jesus.  Symbolizes Christ, the resurrection and afterlife, from the early days of Christendom this design was adopted by the earliest Christians as a monogram of Christ.

The forgotten symbol of Jesus ~ " Hex Sign" "The Rosette" as it is known Pennsylvania. Photo shows Ossuaries from Israel Antiquities Authority, predates 69A.D. Notice the 'Hex' design on the front? It's believed to be a Jewish religious and funerary symbol passed on from Mary to Jesus. Symbolizes Christ, the resurrection and afterlife, from the early days of Christendom this design was adopted by the earliest Christians as a monogram of Christ.

1st century Jewish ossuary. For the crafty, ossuaries are a great inspiration for casting your own planter boxes in hypertufa, plaster, or resin.

1st century Jewish ossuary. For the crafty, ossuaries are a great inspiration for casting your own planter boxes in hypertufa, plaster, or resin.

Etruscan, about 500-480 BC Made in ancient Etruria, in modern Italy

Etruscan, about 500-480 BC Made in ancient Etruria, in modern Italy

James brother of Jesus burial box from ancient Jerusalem found say experts...

James brother of Jesus burial box from ancient Jerusalem found say experts...

The oldest shoes in the World found in Areni 1 cave , Armenia

The oldest shoes in the World found in Areni 1 cave , Armenia

Jewish Ossuary- bone box- Haifa University Museum- Israel

Jewish Ossuary- bone box- Haifa University Museum- Israel

“Simon, builder of the Temple.” The inscription on this ossuary found in the same Jewish tomb with the ossuary of Yehohanan tells posterity the part Simon played in history. Eight ossuaries containing the bones of 17 members of Simon and Yehohanan’s family were found in this tomb. Since not all families could afford limestone ossuaries for secondary burials, we know that this was a family of some wealth.

“Simon, builder of the Temple.” The inscription on this ossuary found in the same Jewish tomb with the ossuary of Yehohanan tells posterity the part Simon played in history. Eight ossuaries containing the bones of 17 members of Simon and Yehohanan’s family were found in this tomb. Since not all families could afford limestone ossuaries for secondary burials, we know that this was a family of some wealth.

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