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October 2nd, 2007


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desniza
01:05 am - TITULUS CRUCIS
  In 1492, a dramatic discovery was made in the course of repairs to a mosaic in Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (Rome): a brick inscribed with the words TITULUS CRUCIS (Title of the Cross). Sealed behind the brick was a fragment of an inscription in wood, with the word «Nazarene» written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin

. . . . . . . . . . הנצ . . . . .
 . . . . . . . B SUNERAZAN SI
. . . . . 
R SVNIRAZAN.I 


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ישו] הנצ[רי מלק היהודים]
[NWIADUOI NWT SUELISA] B SUNERAZAN SI
[MVROEADVI XE]R SVNIRAZAN.I

This Title is mentioned in all four Gospels accounts:
 
Pilate also wrote a title (joltit-John 19:19) and put it on the cross; it read, «Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews». Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Christ was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek (John 19:19-20; also Matthew 27:37; Mark 15:26; Luke 23:38).   

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From:malkhos
Date:October 1st, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
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never heard of this before. If there is anything to it, it would, of course, be a medieval forgery (perhaps the biblical account of the discovery of the book of Deuternomy gave them the idea). Any bibliography?
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From:desniza
Date:October 1st, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
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You can see also the Wikipedia discussion page on it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Titulus_Crucis).



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