Monday, September 22, 2008

“Christ” Inscription in Egypt

Here’s a strange one: An archaeologist in Alexandria, Egypt claims to have found a cup with a Greek inscription, “Dia Chrestou Ogoistais” (“through Christ the Magi”).  What’s stranger is that he’s claiming that he found it in a stratified context dating to A.D. 50. 

You can read the article (in Spanish) here.  Some comments and nice photos are here.  More comments are here.

HT: Gene Brooks

Labels: ,


  • Two comments:
    1. Nice to have an item of discussion come from dig and not simply on the black market.

    2. I didn't read anyone suggesting that "CHRHSTOU" could possible refer to someone other than Jesus of Nazareth. After all, it is a title, not a proper name and it appears that Jesus was not the only person who may have claimed to be the anointed one in the time period.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Sep 24, 09:55:00 AM  

  • My son made an English translation of the Spanish article cited here.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Sep 28, 12:49:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home