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Location

SEPP0003

Galilee. Sepphoris, 400 CE - 500 CE. Synagogue. Black and white floor mosaic. Dedication.

Transcription

דכיר לטב יודן בר יצחק הכוהן ופריגרי ברתה אמן אמן

Translation

Remembered be for good Yudan son of Isaac the Priest and Parigri his daughter. Amen. Amen.

Diplomatic

[no diplomatic]

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Notes
These inscriptions were placed in the square panels appearing at the junctions between the circles that comprise the mosaic carpet in the northern aisle. The pattern suggests that there were originally thirteen dedicatory inscriptions in all. This one is preserved in its entirety. The combination of donors mentioned in this inscription, that of father and daughter, is not found elsewhere in the synagogue. The father "Yudan bar Isaac" is the only one, of all the people mentioned in the Sepphoris inscriptions, whose title ("priest") is included. The daughter's name, "Parigri," was not common among Jewish women, although the masculine counterpart was more frequently used.

Languages

Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic

Dimensions

H: 38 cm; W: 38 cm; D: —

Date

400 CE to 500 CE

Current location

Unknown

Figures

No figures described.

Bibliography

Source of diplomatic

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Source of transcription

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Source of translation

No bibliography available for translation.

Other sources

  • Weiss, Zeev. The Sepphoris Synagogue: Deciphering an Ancient Message through Its Archaeological and Socio-Historical Contexts. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 2005.
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