Temple Warning inscription
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The Temple Warning inscription, also known as the Temple Balustrade inscription is an inscription from the Second Temple in Jerusalem, discovered in 1871 by Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau and published by the Palestine Exploration Fund. It is currently in the Istanbul Archaeology Museums. The tablet bears the following inscription in Koine Greek
"No foreigner may enter within the balustrade around the sanctuary and the enclosure. Whoever is caught, on himself shall he put blame for the death which will ensue."
Another fragment of the same inscription was found in 1936 by J. H. Iliffe in Jerusalem's Lion Gate, and is held in the Rockefeller Museum.
- Millard, Alan, Discoveries from the Time of Jesus. Oxford: Lion Publishing, 1990.
- Roitman, Aldopho, Envisioning the Temple, Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 2003.
- Elias J. Bickerman, "The Warning Inscriptions of Herod's Temple," The Jewish Quarterly Review, New Ser., Vol. 37, No. 4. (Apr., 1947), pp. 387-405.