Khirbet Beit Sila - St. Theodor

Inscription number: 
Selected bibliography: 
383-385, fig. 15 (ph., dr.)
413-414, no. 4 (dr.) (ed. pr.)
Abbreviation for Journals and Series
Epigraphical corpora: 

CIIP IV.1 (2018): 2747 (ph., drs.)

Inscription type: 

On two fragments of an altar table.

On a moveable object: 
altar table
Physical description : 

A. Fragment, 18 cm long and 4 cm thick, from the front left corner of the altar table. B. Fragment, 36 cm long, from the front of the altar table, continuation of A. Letters 1.6-2.6 cm high, elegantly shaped, with "collared" upsilon, rho with curly loop, and alpha with long decorative serif in the middle bar, pointing to a date not earlier than the second half of the 6th century. Inscription begins with a cross. Monogram of xi an chi, probably the stonecutter's mark, on back of B.


☩ Ὑπὲρ εὐχῆς Χρυ[σίππου? --]


For the vow of Chry[sippus? --]


Dedicatory inscription of Chrysippus(?) on two fragments of an altar table.

Personal names: 
Chrysippus ?
Epigraphical formulae: 
prayer (euchê)