Second Temple Period Clay Goblet – Discovered in Jerusalem


Second Temple Period Goblet

  • Buff-colored clay
  • Used for drinking wine or water
  • Excellent condition
  • Matthew 23:25–26
  • IAA Export Approval available.
  • Certificate of authenticity included.

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Ceramic Goblet from the first century BC

This ceramic goblet dates to the tumultuous period leading up to the rule of Herod. It is similar to examples found at Qumran, the community of Jewish scribes famous for the Dead Sea Scrolls. This community represented a religious faction that believed that the the Pharisees and scribes had destroyed true worship at the Jerusalem temple. They believed that the religion practiced in Jerusalem was nothing but a sham. In this, they agreed with Jesus, who said,

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside may be clean also” (Matthew 23:25–26).

Perhaps Jesus was thinking of a cup such as this ceramic goblet when he accused the Pharisees.

This goblet is made of buff-colored clay. It is wheel-made with thin walls that curve outward. It sits on a ring base.

Height:3.2′ inches – 7.5 CM.

Width: 3.9″ – 9 CM.

Antiquities from the land of the Bible are great investments and teaching tools. They bring the Bible to life in a tangible way, connecting the stories of the Bible with real artifacts that illuminate the text.

Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.

Shipped direct from Jerusalem.

Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.


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