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[288] Dedication of a Gateway for a Prayer House (140-116 BCE) Xenephyris - Delta region


Xenephyris (Delta region, Egypt)
AGRW 288 = IEgJud 24 = CIJ 1441 = PHI 229360  = ID# 671

 140-116 BCE

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Slab of limestone with letters inscribed and painted black, now in the Alexandria Museum (inv. 19398).

On behalf of King Ptolemaios, Queen Kleopatra the sister, and Queen Kleopatra the wife, the Judeans of Xenephyris dedicated the gateway of the prayer-house (proseuchē), when Theodoros and Achillion were presidents (prostatēs).

Translation by: Kloppenborg



ὑπὲρ βασιλέως Πτολεμαίου | καὶ βασιλίσσης Κλεοπάτρας τῆς | ἀδελφῆς καὶ βασιλίσσης Κλε|οπάτρας τῆς γυναικός, οἱ ἀπὸ || Ξενεφύρεος Ἰουδαῖοι τὸν | πυλῶνα τῆς προσευχῆς, | προστάντων Θεοδώρου | καὶ Ἀχιλλίωνος.

Item added: November 21, 2011
Item modified: March 2, 2015
ID number: 671
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