Pavel Shrago/The Old Jaffa Museum of Antiquities

A HEBREW MEMORIAL was found in Abu Kabir, near Jaffa, that mentions the city of Emmaus in an epitaph for “Eleazar, the son of Yehoshua. Peace from Emmaus. Peace.” The inscribed stone tablet dates to the Roman-Byzantine period when it was common to mention one’s birthplace in an epitaph. Eleazar was clearly proud of the city from which he had come.