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E01934: Greek inscription invoking the help of *George (soldier and martyr, S00259). Found at Tlīl near Garion/Ghoūr and Ḥimṣ/Emesa (northwest Phoenicia). Probably the 6th/7th c.

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[ἅγ]ιος Γε+όργιος, βωήθι

'Saint George, help!'

Text: IGLS 5, no. 2174.

History

Evidence ID

E01934

Saint Name

George, martyr in Nicomedia or Diospolis, ob. c. 303 : S00259

Saint Name in Source

Γεόργιος

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Formal inscriptions (stone, mosaic, etc.)

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

750

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

750

Place of Evidence - Region

Syria with Phoenicia Syria with Phoenicia Syria with Phoenicia

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Ḥimṣ/Emesa Garion/Ghoūr Tlīl

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

Ḥimṣ/Emesa Thabbora Thabbora Garion/Ghoūr Thabbora Thabbora Tlīl Thabbora Thabbora

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The inscription is carved on the broken lintel from the doorway of an abandoned mill situated outside the village. Preserved dimensions: H. 0.27 m; W. 0.35 m. Letter height 0.075 m.

Bibliography

Edition: Jalabert, L., Mouterde, R., Mondésert, C., Les inscriptions grecques et latines de la Syrie, vol. 5: Émésène (BAH 66, Paris: P. Guethner, 1959), no. 2174. Lammens, Rev. Or. Chr. 5 (1900), 438. Perdrizet, Fossey, 73, no. 19.

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