Found: Slab With Hebrew Inscriptions Where Bible Says Jesus Performed ‘Miracle Of The Swine’
University of Haifa researchers found the marble during an excavation in Kursi, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The discovery is the first piece of evidence confirming the existence of a Jewish or early Christian community in Kursi, mentioned in the New Testament as the place that Jesus performed the Miracle of the Swine.
According to Christian tradition, Jesus healed two men said to have been possessed by demons by driving them into a herd of pigs.
The slab, thought to be a commemoration tablet dating from 500 CE, has a large Hebrew inscription which begin with the words “remembered for good.” Researchers believe that the person it commemorates must have been particularly influential.