274-275, 81*, no. 3, fig. 4 (dr.) (ed. pr.) (in Hebrew)
SEG 37 (1987): 1504
CIIP IV.1 (2018): 3174 (dr.)
On a natural rock wall at the eastern end of the mosaic pavement, below and to the left of Inscription no. 20.
The script is formal lapidary more strict than that of inscription no. 2. Letters are ca. 4 cm high. The inscription was very carefully made with a sharp chisel, and attention was given in keeping all letters in line and of the same hight. The inscription is engraved over an already exisitng cross, 14 cm high.
☩ Κ(ύρι)ε, φύλαξον τὴν δούλην σου
O Lord, protect thy handmaid Axilna (Axil[i]na?).
For a discussion of the possible interpretations of the name, see Di Segni and Patrich.
Invocation of the Lord on behalf of Axilna – grafitto on a rock wall in the cistern near the monastery.