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Ahmadiyye, 200 CE - 450 CE. Architrave. Prayer.

Transcription

לא תמוש משמר חוקותיו ומעשות מצוותיו

Translation

[You shall not] stray from observing [his laws and doing his commandments].

Diplomatic

[no diplomatic]

Terminus post quem:
Terminus ante quem:
Notes
The given transcription and translation, a portion of text in biblical style, were advanced by J. Naveh. Urman has proposed an alternate reading, suggesting that this inscription may be part of a list of twenty-four courses of the Levites who in the days of the Second Temple served in the work of the sanctuary together with the twenty-four courses of the Priests: "...משמר]ת מוש משמר[ת..." -- "...[the course] (of) Mush (the) course [(of)..." This architrave is typical of those found in synagogues of the third century. The decoration engraved in relief depicts a grapevine, with leaves and a cluster of grapes, issuing from a vase. Dimensions given refer to entire remainder of stone.

Languages

Hebrew

Dimensions

H: 56 cm; W: 35 cm; D: 23 cm

Date

200 CE to 450 CE

Current location

Unknown

Figures

  • grapevine and vase upper panel of the architrave

Bibliography

Source of diplomatic

No bibliography available for diplomatic transcription.

Source of transcription

No bibliography available for transcription.

Source of translation

No bibliography available for translation.

Other sources

  • Naveh, Yosef. On Stone and Mosaic. The Aramaic and Hebrew Inscriptions from Ancient Synagogues. ha-Hevrah la-Hakirat Erets Yisra’el va-’Atikoteha, 1978.
    Zotero
  • Naveh, Yosef. On Stone and Mosaic. The Aramaic and Hebrew Inscriptions from Ancient Synagogues. ha-Hevrah la-Hakirat Erets Yisra’el va-’Atikoteha, 1978.
    Zotero
  • Gregg, Robert C., and Dan Urman. Jews, Pagans, and Christians in the Golan Heights: Greek and Other Inscriptions of the Roman and Byzantine Eras. South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism 140. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1996.
    Zotero
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