Greek inscription on a mosaic concerning a dedication by Paulus on behalf of himself and his sister Maria from Jabaliya (JAB0103)

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Title

Greek inscription on a mosaic concerning a dedication by Paulus on behalf of himself and his sister Maria from Jabaliya (JAB0103)

Description

Greek inscription from a mosaic in the church of el-Mkheitim in Jabaliya (near Gaza), dated c.528-530 CE. The inscription concerns the dedication of a baptismal font in the church by Paulus, a priest mentioned in other inscriptions from the church, and on behalf of his sister Maria (also mentioned in other inscriptions), now deceased. See also JAB0101-JAB0102, JAB0104-JAB0105.

Source

Publisher

CIIP3: 2451

Date

Format

Mosaic

Language

Identifier

JAB0103

Mosaic Inscription Item Type Metadata

Brief Description of Mosaic Theme

White background with black tesserae

Diplomatic

ΠΑΥΛΟΣ
ΟΠΡΕΣΒΥΤΕΡΟΣ
ΟΥΛΠΙΑΝΟΥΥΙΟΣ
ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΤΩΘΩΚΤ
[....]ΙΣΥΠΕΡΣΩΤΑΙΡΙΑΣ
[..]ΤΟΥΚΑΙΥΠΕΡΑΝΑ
[...]ΣΕΟΣΜΑΡΙΑΣΑΔΕΛ
[....]ΥΤΟΥΑΙΠΑΡΘ
[.....]ΨΗΦΩΣΕΝ
[....]ΙΟΝΦΩ
[..]ΣΜΑ

Translation

Paulus, the priest, son of Ulpianus, giving thanks to god and the saints, adorned the holy (baptismal) font with mosaics on behalf of his salvation and on behalf of the rest of his sister Maria, eternal virgin.

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP3

Translation Constituted From

CIIP3

Current Location (if known)

Church of el-Mkheitim, Jabaliya

Name 1

Name 2

Role 2

Selected Bibliography

CIIP3=Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, volume III: South Coast: a multi-lingual corpus of the inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad, Ameling et. al. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2014. pp.397-398 no.2451

Saliou, C. 2000. "Gaza dans l'antique tardive: nouveaux documents epigraphiques." Revue Biblique 107(3): 390-411.

Citation

“Greek inscription on a mosaic concerning a dedication by Paulus on behalf of himself and his sister Maria from Jabaliya (JAB0103),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed May 26, 2024, https://wireproject.org/items/show/106.

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