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Picture of Elijah, Dura Europos Synagogue. A variety of inscriptions were found in the Synagogue and they provide information about the worshippers and the Jews in Dura. The inscriptions are written in three different languages: Aramaic, Greek and Middle Persian, in keeping with the multilingual population living in and around Dura Europos. The inscriptions were painted on the ceiling tiles and on the wall paintings; graffiti was scrawled in several different places in the synagogue.