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Greek Epitaph

Greek epitaph on a limestone slab- “Here rests the servant and bride of Christ, Sohpia the deaconess, a second Phoebe, who fell asleep in peace on the 21st of the month of March of the 11th indiction, year 319, Lord God…” The slab was found in the 19th century in secondary use in a building on the mount of Olives.

Israeli, Yael and David Mevorah, Cradle of Christianity. Jerusalem- The Israel Museum, 2000.

Musee Sainte-Anne, Peres Blancs, Jerusalem, Israel