The Shabbat Boundary Stone

Image: Shabbat Boundary Stone

Photo by :  Institute for Galilean Archeology

Mordechai Aviam, head of the Institute for Galilean Archeology at Kinneret College has announced that an ancient rock was discovered inscribed with the word “Shabbat.” This is the first and only Shabbat boundary stone found with Hebrew letters.

A Shabbat boundary stone is a rock marking the boundaries within which Jews could travel on Shabbat.

The picture above shows the Hebrew inscription on the Shabbat boundary stone.

Read the article in its entirety by visiting The Jerusalem Post online.

UPDATE: The photo of the Shabbat stone first appeared on the blog Bible Walks. Visit Bible Walks to see other photos of the stone.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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