SEG 52 (2002): 1662 (ed. pr.)
CIIP IV.1 (2018): 2749 (phs., dr.)
Findspot: Directly to the right side of the ambo, in the mosaic pavement at the eastern end of the nave and at the foot of the bema.
Pres. loc.: Good Samaritan Museum, Maʿale Adumim. Autopsy: 22 October 2013 (Werner Eck, Dirk Koßmann), 14 April 2017 (Walter Ameling).
11-line mosaic inscription set in a tabula ansata (57 x 168 cm with handles). The end of the inscription is written outside the frame,in short rows, below the right handle. Letters are ca. 5 cm high, traced in black tesserae, and in round script, roughly shaped. They are difficult to date but do not appear to be later than the first third of the 6th century. Text begins with a cross and ended with a sprig. First lines partially damaged. καί abbreviated by kappa. Lifted eta over mu to abbreviate the word for month.
☩ Ὑπὲρ σωτ[ηρίας κ(αὶ) ἀ]ντιλή-
μψεως Πέτρου [τ]οῦ πρε-
σβυτέρου· ἐξ ῶν παρίσχ-
4 εν αὐτοῦ ὁ ἅγιος Θεόδ-
ωρος ἐποίησεν τὴν προ-
σθίκην τῆς ἐκλησίας κ(αὶ) τὴ-
ν κώνχην κ(αὶ) γήνοντε τὰ κατα-
For the preservation and succor of Peter the priest; from what Saint Theodore granted him, he made the main body of the church and the apse; and the deposition of relics is done in the month of November, on the tenth (day).
Building mosaic inscription of Peter the priest within a tabula ansata, in front of the bema.