Stunning Find: 3,000-year-old Stone from Israel’s High Priest with Mysterious Inscription Inside
By Mark Ellis, Christian Post On September 20, 2016
A small onyx stone, said to be a gift to a Knight Templar over 1,000 years ago and handed down within a family, may actually be what the owner asserts: a gem originally worn by the High Priest in Jerusalem.
The astounding report - corroborated by a number of independent experts - was contained in a story by Adam Berkowitz in Breaking Israel News.
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According to the Talmud (Yoma 21b), the precious stones worn on the High Priest's garments were lost when Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonians.
There were 12 stones mounted on the breastplate of the High Priest and two sardonyx stones fixed in gold settings on the shoulders of the High Priest.