Israeli archaeologists found the “Good Shepherd” ring used by early Christians from a Roman-era shipwreck

Israeli archaeologists found the “Good Shepherd” ring used by early Christians from a Roman-era shipwreck

December 25, 2021 0

What happened:

The golden ring named the “Good Shepherd” was found by the Israeli archaeologists on the Roman-era shipwrecks dating back to 1,700 years ago. Two shipwrecks from the Roman-era period were found near the city of Caesarea during an underwater survey. The “Good Shepherd” ring had an early Christian symbol for Jesus inscribed in its gemstone.

Details:

 The Israeli archaeologists made a few other discoveries, including hundreds of Roman and medieval silver coins. The golden ring had a green gemstone, showing a young shepherd boy with a sheep across his shoulder. The archaeologists believe that the image represented Jesus as a caring shepherd and was rare to have been inscribed on a ring. One of the archaeologists is quoted by Independent UK, “This was a period when Christianity was just in its beginning, but definitely growing and developing, especially in mixed cities like Caesarea.”

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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