Khirbet Abu Rish; Khirbet Beit 'Anun - Chapel

Inscription number: 
1
Selected bibliography: 
147-148 (ph., dr.) (in Hebrew) (ed. pr.)
355-358 (ph., dr.)
34, no. 34
Abbreviation for Journals and Series
Epigraphical corpora: 

SEG 47 (1997): 2053

CIIP IV.2 (2018): 3761 (ph., dr.)

Inscription type: 
commemorative
invocation/prayer
Location: 

In the centre of the mosaic floor of Room A.

Physical description : 

The inscription is in a frame made of six rows of tesserae (two white, two black, two white); there are remains of another black frame at the bottom, the lower left and the upper right side of the text. Some small, rather decorative crosses are put into the frame (especially, but not only, below the last line).

Meas.: h 1, w 1 m; letters ca. 3.75-10 cm.

Text: 

      Κ(ύρι)ε [Ἰ(ησο)ῦ Χ(ριστ)έ, μνήσθητ]ι

      το[ῦ δούλου σου --]Α

      ΛΑ[--] ☩


4    πρε[σβ(υτέρου) καὶ π]άν-

      των [τῶν σε] προσκυ-

      νούντων ἐν τῷ

      τόπῳ τούτῳ καὶ

8    τῶν καρποφο-

      ρούντων ἐν τῷ

      τόπῳ τούτῳ. ☩

Translation: 

Lord Jesus Christ, remember your servant … the priest, and all those who worship you in this place and all those who bring their offerings to this place. (CIIP)

Summary: 

Damaged commemorative inscription with an invocation of the Lord, at the centre of the mosaic floor of Room A.

Contents
Ecclesiastical titles: 
presbyter
Titles/epithets of patrons/dedicators: 
servant of God
Epigraphical formulae: 
Lord/Christ, remember...
those who offer/have offered/will offer
Epigraphical Abbreviations: 
horizontal stroke over nomen sacrum