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This Jewish tombstone from Zoar carries a faded Aramaic inscription painted in red ochre surrounded by a decorative border. Like most of Zoar’s Byzantine-era Jewish tombstones, the epitaph gives the name of the deceased, followed by the day, month and year of death and concludes with Hebrew expressions of peace. The painted text surrounds a depiction of the most common symbol decorating Jewish tombstones at Zoar, the seven-branched menorah.