Ancient ‘sorcerer’s’ curse inscribed on lead tablet unearthed in City of David

31.10.2013                      27.Cheschwan.5774                      Jom Kippur Katan

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Ancient ‘sorcerer’s’ curse inscribed on lead tablet unearthed in City of David

1,700-year-old screed written in Greek, likely to spite woman’s enemy over legal dispute.

Revenge has long played a prominent role in the annals of literature, the Bible and, of course, life.
In one of Shakespeare’s most memorable monologues in The Merchant of Venice, a scorned Shylock warns his Venetian antagonists Solanio and Salarino: “The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard, but I will better the instruction”….