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E00829: Greek inscription on an altar, mentioning unnamed Old Testament prophets and unnamed *Apostles. Found near Mylasa (Caria, western Asia Minor), probably late antique (4th-8th c.).

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posted on 02.11.2015, 00:00 by pnowakowski
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ὁ θ(εὸ)ς
[σ]ου Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς ̣ὁ
Χ(ριστὸ)ς κὲ πά[ν-]
τες οἱ ἅ[γι-]
οι προφ[ῆ-]
τε κὲ ἀπό-
στολοι το-
̣ῦ κ(υρίο)υ Ἰ(ησο)ῦ Χ(ριστο)ῦ +

1. [+ - - -] Halkin || 3. [σ]ου or [μ]ου Blümel

'[- - -] your God, Jesus Christ, and all the holy Prophets and the Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ +.'

Text: I. Mylasa, no. 954.

History

Evidence ID

E00829

Saint Name

Apostles (unspecified) : S00084 Prophets (unspecified) : S00139

Saint Name in Source

Ἀπόστολοι προφῆτε

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Inscribed architectural elements Inscriptions - Formal inscriptions (stone, mosaic, etc.)

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

350

Evidence not after

800

Activity not before

350

Activity not after

800

Place of Evidence - Region

Asia Minor Asia Minor

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Mylasa Hydissos

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Mylasa Nicomedia Νικομήδεια Nikomēdeia Izmit Πραίνετος Prainetos Nicomedia Hydissos Nicomedia Νικομήδεια Nikomēdeia Izmit Πραίνετος Prainetos Nicomedia

Cult activities - Places

Altar

Cult Activities - Cult Related Objects

Other

Source

White marble block, presumed to be part of an altar (H. 0.23 m; W. 0.42 m; Th. 0.21 m), found by Louis Robert in the village of Çiftlik, to the south of Karacahisar/Hydissos (area of Mylasa, Caria, west Asia Minor), in the ruins of a church. First published by François Halkin.

Discussion

The sentence written on the altar somewhat resembles a passage from the Book of Revelation: καὶ οἱ ἅγιοι καὶ οἱ ἀπόστολοι καὶ οἱ προφῆται (Rev. 18:20) and an inscription from Gerasa/Jerash, dating to AD 464/465: (…) ἐ[γ]ένετο [ἡ ἐκκλησία] τῶν ἁγίων προφητῶν, ἀποστόλων, μαρτύρω[ν (...) (see E02361).

Bibliography

Edition: Die Inschriften von Mylasa, no. 954. Further Reading: Halkin, F., "Inscriptions grecques relatives à l'hagiographie, IX, Asie Mineure", Analecta Bollandiana 71 (1953), 98-99. Reference works: Bulletin épigraphique (1954), 26.

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