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Title: A New Christian Palestinian Aramaic Inscription in a Mosaic Pavement at Ḥura, Israel
Author(s): VAINSTUB, Daniel , SOKOLOFF, Michael , VARGA, Daniel
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 129    Issue: 3-4   Date: 2016   
Pages: 279-284
DOI: 10.2143/MUS.129.3.3180781

Abstract :
Near the Bedouin township of Ḥura in the northern Negev, in a monastery dated to the 6th-7th centuries was recently discovered a bilingual Greek-Christian Palestinian Aramaic inscription. The purpose of this article is to publish the CPA part of it. As can be clearly seen, the CPA text was executed by two different hands, each of them composing three words. The first writer has a rough and simple calligraphic style, and committed calligraphic errors. The second writer, obviously a more literary one, shows a well-trained hand. The text is the CPA translation of Ps 117:20 [MT 118:20]: 'This is the gate of the Lord. The righteous will enter within it'. The verse is one of the most prevalent among biblical citations in Greek inscriptions from the Late Roman – Byzantine period in the Syria-Palestinian area.

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