The Hebrew Name “YONAH” Embedded in the Image of the Fish on the Talpiot Tomb Ossuary
Although it might be possible the engraver would write “Jonah” on a vase, amphora, perfume flask, or pillar, it seems more likely his or her intent was to represent the image of resurrection through Jonah and the fish, a symbol known in this period only in the gospel of Matthew.
By James D. Tabor
Chair, Dept. of Religious Studies
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