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  • n. Plural form of ossuary.


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  • BEN WEDEMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): These simple stone boxes known as ossuaries are at the heart of the controversy, the subject of the documentary, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus."

    CNN Transcript Mar 18, 2007

  • WEDEMAN (voice over): These simple stone boxes know as ossuaries are at the heart of the controversy, the subject of the documentary, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus".

    CNN Transcript Mar 14, 2007

  • Most pantheons had smaller niches called ossuaries, where the bones taken from the graves would be collected.

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  • Much more important are those which have been collected in Palestine, among which are several dedications of synagogues of the first centuries of the Christian era, dedications of tombs somewhat prior to our era, epitaphs graven on small stone coffers, called ossuaries which mostly belong to the first century of our era.

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  • It was Jewish custom in the first century A.D., that the bones of the deceased were transferred from burial caves to limestone boxes called ossuaries one year after their death.

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  • Her appraisal of the decades since, in terms of her personal experiences and the larger world, is delivered in a sequence of 15 "ossuaries," some of which she narrates, others that are in the third person. - Home Page

  • Call them relics, taxidermy, ossuaries, medical oddities, or just a good story of legendary dismemberment -- these 12 morbid spots keep the curious coming back. Severed Body Parts! 12 Frightful Spots for Losing Your Head (PHOTOS)

  • There is no problem getting hold of ossuaries from this period.

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  • This is in addition to the 1980 discovery of the so-called Talpiot tomb, a collection of ossuaries that discoverers claimed had once held the body of Mary Magdalene as well as, according to an inscription, “Jesus, son of Joseph.”

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  • I experienced a moment of initial perplexity when I read Andre Parrot's 1955 book Golgotha and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and found he mentions a sensation made by the discovery of ossuaries in 1945 in a tomb in Talipioth near Jerusalem, inscribed in Greek or Aramaic with names familiar from the New Testament, including two ossuaries that have the name Jesus followed by what seems to be a cry of lament.

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