Biblical Archaeology Review 42:2, March/April 2016

Ivory Pomegranate: Under the Microscope at the Israel Museum

By Hershel Shanks

The famous inscribed ivory pomegranate, which, if authentic, may have been the head of a scepter from Solomon’s Temple, has endured decades of debate. Is the inscription real, or is it a forgery? A meeting between world-class paleographers in the summer of 2015 may have settled the debate.
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