2,000 year old ossuary of Caiaphas’ granddaughter found

In 1990, a tomb with several ossuaries (bone boxes) was discovered in Jerusalem’s Peace Forest. One of them carried the inscription “Yehoseph son of Qafa” (Joseph son of Caiaphas). That was the name of the High Priest that condemned Jesus to death. Cafa (Caiaphas) was his nickname.

Now, the ossuary of Caiaphas’ granddaughter has been found. Three years ago it was turned over to the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Theft Prevention Unit and the result of their research has now been published. The inscription on the ossuary reads: ‘Miriam Daughter of Yeshua Son of Caiaphas, Priests [of] Ma’aziah from Beth ’Imri’.

The ossuary of Caiaphas' granddaughter Miriam. Photo: Boaz Sizzu.

You can read the IAA report here. Todd Bolen also reported on this find.

HT: Joe Lauer

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