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JERU0591

Jerusalem, 1st century BCE-1st century CE. Slab. Dedicatory.

Transcription

Θεόδοτος Οὐεττήνου, ἱερεὺς καὶἀρχισυνάγωγος, υἱὸς ἀρχισυναγώγου, υἱωνὸς ἀρχισυναγώγου, ᾠκοδόμησε τὴν συναγωγὴν εἰς ἀνάγνωσιννόμου καὶ εἰς διδαχὴν ἐντολῶν, καὶτόν ξενῶνα, καὶ τὰ δώματα καὶ τὰ χρηστήρια τῶν ὑδάτων εἰς κατάλυμα τοῖς χρήζουιν ἀπὸ τῆς ξένης, ἣν ἐθεμελὶωσαν οἱ πατέρες αὐτοῦ καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι καὶ Σιμωνὶδης

Translation

Th[e]odotus son of Vettenus, priest and / a[r]chisynagogos, son of an archisyn[ago]/g[o]s, grandson of an archisyn[a]gogos, bu/ilt the synagogue for the r[ea]d/i[ng] of the torah and the [t]eachi[n]g of the commandments, and / t[h]e guest-chamber an[d the] rooms and the ins/ta[l]lations of water for lodging for thos/e [n]eeding them from ab[r]oad, which was fou/n[de]d by [h]is fathers and the e/l[d]ers and Simon[i]des .

Diplomatic

[no diplomatic]

Terminus post quem:
Terminus ante quem:

Languages

Greek

Dimensions

H: 41 cm; W: 75 cm; D: —

Date

100 BCE to 70 CE

Current location

Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem IAA inv. no. S-842

Figures

  • recessed outer panel surrounding text of inscription

Bibliography

Source of diplomatic

  • Roth-Gerson, Lea. The Greek Inscriptions from the Synagogues in Eretz-Israel. Yerushalayim: Yad Yitshak Ben-Tsvi, 1987.
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Source of transcription

  • Roth-Gerson, Lea. The Greek Inscriptions from the Synagogues in Eretz-Israel. Yerushalayim: Yad Yitshak Ben-Tsvi, 1987.
    Zotero

Source of translation

  • Roth-Gerson, Lea. The Greek Inscriptions from the Synagogues in Eretz-Israel. Yerushalayim: Yad Yitshak Ben-Tsvi, 1987.
    Zotero

Other sources

  • Lifshitz, Baruch. Donateurs et fondateurs dans les synagogues juives: Répertoire des dédicaces grecques relatives à la construction et à la réfection des synagogues. Cahiers de la Revue biblique 7. Paris: Gabalda, 1967.
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  • Frey, Jean Baptiste. Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaicarum. Vol. II (Asie-Afrique). Roma: Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, 1952.
    Zotero
  • Weil, R. “L’Inscription de Theodotos.” Revue Des Etudes Juives 71 (1920): 30–34.
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  • Gabba, Emilio. Iscrizioni Greche e Latine per Lo Studio Della Bibbia. Turin, 1958.
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  • Hüttenmeister, Frowald, and Gottfried Reeg. “Die Antiken Synagogen in Israel.” In Beihefte Zum Tübinger Atlas Des Vorderen Orients: Reihe B (Geisteswissenschaften); Nr. 12, 1st ed. Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert, 1977.
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  • Schwabe, Moshe. “Greek Inscriptions.” In Sepher Yerushalayim (The Book of Jerusalem): Jerusalem, Its Natural Conditions, History and Development from the Origins to the Present Day (Vol. 1), edited by Michael Avi-Yonah, 358–68. Jerusalem: Bialik, 1956.
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