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

Xenephyris (Delta region, Egypt), 140-116 BCE
AGRW 288 = GRA III 156 = IEgJud 24 = CIJ 1441 = PHI 229360 = AGRW ID# 671


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: January 21, 2020
ID number: 671
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