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[149] Grave of a Judean Family Mentioning a Synagogue (200 CE / post-250 CE) Hierapolis - Phrygia

Hierapolis (Phrygia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), 200-300 CE
AGRW 149 = IJO II 191 = Miranda 1999, 124 (no. 14) = SEG 49 (1999), no. 1827 = AGRW ID# 844


Reused limestone coffin (sarcophagus) in the northern necropolis. Side A dates to ca. 200 CE and side B to after 250 CE.

(A) The grave, the burial ground beneath it, and the area around it belong to Nikotimos Lykidas, son of Artemisios.  In it he has buried Apphias, his wife.  A copy of this inscription was stored in the archive.  Judean.

(B) The grave and the place around it belong to Aurelius Heortasios Julianus, from Tripolis, Judean, now living in Hierapolis.  In it he and his wife, Glykonis, will be buried, and let their children be buried here as well.  It is not lawful for anyone else to be buried in it.  (10) If someone does such things, he will pay two silver coins to the most holy synagogue (synagōgē).

Translation by: Harland


ἡ σορὸς καὶ τὸ ὑπὸ αὐτὴν θέμα καὶ ὁ περὶ αὐτὴν τόπος ǀ Νεικοτείμου Λυκιδᾶ τοῦ Ἀρτεμισίου, ἐν ᾗ κεκήδευǀται Ἀπφιάς, ἡ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ. ταύτης ἀντίγραφον ἀπετέθη ǀ εἰς τὸ ἀρχεῖον. Ἰουδαηκή. ǀǀ


ἡ σορὸς καὶ ὁ περὶ αὐτὴν τόπος Αὐρ. Ἑορτασίου ǀ Ἰουλιανοῦ Τριπολείτου Ἰουδέου, νοῖν οἰκοῦντ[ος] ǀ ἐν Εἱραπόλι, ἐν ᾗ κηδευθήσεται αὐτὸς καὶ ἡ ǀ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ Γλυκωνίς, κηδεύωνται δὲ καὶ τὰ ǀ τέκνα αὐτῶν, ἑτέρῳ δὲ οὐδενὶ ἐξέσται κηδευǀǀθήναι, ἐπεὶ ὁ παρὰ ταῦτα ποιήσας δώσει τῇ ἁγιωτάǀτῃ συναγωγῇ ἀργυροῦ λίτρας δύο.

Item added: December 1, 2011
Item modified: December 4, 2015
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