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Dedication of a Prayer House by a Police-chief and the Judeans (II-I BCE) Athribis - Delta region

Athribis (Delta region, Egypt — Pleiades map), II-I BCE
GRA III 27 = IEgJud 27 = PHI 219008 = AGRW ID# 30941


One of three marble plaques discovered at Benha in 1876 and sold on the antiquities market.

For King Ptolemaios and Queen Kleopatra, Ptolemaios son of Epikydes, the superintendent (epistatēs) of police (phylakitai), and the Judeans who are in Athribis dedicated this prayer house (proseuchē) to the most high god (theos hypsistos).

Translation by: Kloppenborg

ὑπὲρ βασιλέως Πτολεμαίου | καὶ βασιλίσσης Κλεοπάτρας |Πτολεμαῖος Ἐπικύδου | ὁ ἐπιστάτης τῶν φυλακιτῶν || καὶ οἱ ἐν Ἀθρίβει Ἰουδαῖοι | τὴν προσευχὴν | θεῷ Ὑψίστῳ.

Item added: March 14, 2020
Item modified: March 14, 2020
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