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Mystery and Myth of the Los Lunas Decalogue Stone

Hosted By: New Mexico Jewish Historical Society

Nestled in a steep gully, about halfway up a small, unpretentious hill, about 16 miles west of Los Lunas, New Mexico, almost literally in the middle of nowhere, is an “artifact” that has been the subject of much discussion since its “discovery” in the 1930s. The Los Lunas Mystery Stone, also known as the Decalogue Stone, is a 60-ton boulder inscribed with an abbreviated version of the Ten Commandments in Paleo-Hebraic, a language used primarily by the Samaritans during and after the Babylonian captivity. This presentation will discuss the Mystery Stone and its archeological context and offer some possibilities for its origin.

9pm ET/ 7pm MT

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New Mexico Jewish Historical Society

Established in 1985, the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society’s (NMJHS) mission is to tell and share the stories of the many Jewish groups that came and stayed and helped shape New Mexico, the unique place that is in the American Southwest. The Society sponsors ongoing research, presents lectures, holds conferences, shows films, maintains archives, sells publications about the history of pioneer Jewish families, and publishes an award-winning quarterly newsletter, Legacy.
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