(The Blaze) Archaeologists have uncovered three 1,700-year-old Aramaic and Greek inscriptions in northern Israel honoring men who were described as "rabbis," but mystery remains over the identity of the religious leaders.
The Israel Antiquities Authority on Wednesday announced the discovery of the epitaphs in the cemetery of the ancient city of Zippori, also known as Sepphoris, which once served as the capital of Galilee.
Researchers said they were able to discern three Aramaic words and one Greek word in the funerary inscriptions. The Aramaic words translate to "the Tiberian," "forever" and "rabbi," while the Greek inscription mentions the name Jose, a common name for Jews at the time.
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