1,500-year-old marble tablet at the Sea of Galilee suggesting place was once a Jewish or Jewish-Christian settlement

A 1,500-year-old marble tablet was discovered at the Sea of Galilee engraved with religiously significant Aramaic words written in Hebrew letters, which suggests the place was once a Jewish or Jewish-Christian settlement.

The engraved, 59-inch-long tablet was found at Kursi where it is believed Jesus performed the “Miracle of the Swine,” healing a man of the “legion” of demons that had possessed him. On the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus drove the demons into a large herd of pigs, which then rushed off the steep bank and drowned, as told in the Gospel of Mark and elsewhere.

Photo courtesy: Haifa University/Jennifer Munro

Haifa University/Jennifer Munro

“This discovery bolsters the belief which was until now considered folklore that this is the settlement of Kursi which Jesus visited and where he performed ‘the Miracle of the Swine,’”

said Michal Artzi of the University of Haifa’s Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies who directed research at the site.

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