Ascalon Barnea - Barnea

Inscription number: 
3
Selected bibliography: 
243, no. 2, pl. 70.2 (ph.) (in Hebrew) (ed. pr.)
250
499-500, no. 149, fig. 192 (ph.)
22, no. 18
Abbreviation for Journals and Series
Epigraphical corpora: 

SEG 37 (1987): 1472 B

CIIP III (2014): 2327 b (ph.)

Inscription type: 
quotation
Location: 

In the western side of the mosaic carpet in the diaconicon.

Pres. loc.: In situ. Autopsy: 9 March 2013 (A. and N. Graicer).

Physical description : 

The inscription, 333 cm long, is inserted on the internal side of the frame, along the width of the mosaic carpet, looking east. The letters are 11 cm high. The nomen sacrum is marked with a horizontal line.

Text: 

Κ(ύριος) ποιμένι με καὶ οὐδέν με ὑστερήση.

Translation: 

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall no want (Ps. 23:1).

Apparatus: 

ΠΟΙΜΗΝΙ  phonetic spelling for ποιμαίνει; ΥΣΤΕΡΗΣΕ  for ὑστερήσει.

Commentary: 

The inscription belongs to the same pavement as inscription no. 2 and must be dated accordingly.

Date: 
9 May 499
Summary: 

One-line inscription with Psalm quotation, in the western side of the mosaic carpet of the diaconicon.

Citations from LXX / NT: 
Ps. 23:1
Epigraphical Abbreviations: 
horizontal stroke over nomen sacrum