Bilingual inscription for the tomb of the family of Bizzus (JOP0107)

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Title

Bilingual inscription for the tomb of the family of Bizzus (JOP0107)

Description

Bilingual Greek/Hebrew inscription for the family of Bizzus, particularly Rebecca, mother of Mannus, from Joppa/Jaffa, dated between the 3rd-6th c. CE (JOP0107)

Source

Format

Marble

Language

Identifier

JOP0107

Funerary inscription Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

H 26cm
W 27.5cm
D 2.5cm

Diplomatic

ΜΝΗΜΙΟΝ
ΤΩΝΒΙΖΖΟΥ
ΕΝΘΑΚΙΤΕ
ΡΕΒΕΚΚΑΗΜΗ
ΤΗΡΜΑΝΝΟΥ
ΕΙΡΗΝΗ
[Hebrew]

Translation

Tomb of the (family members)
of Bizzus.
Here lies Rebecca,
the mother of Mannus.
Peace.
(Hebrew) Peace.

Diplomatic Constituted From

CIIP3

Translation Constituted From

CIIP3

Description

Square marble plaque with six lines of inscription. The Greek is longer and precedes the Hebrew, which repeats the last word of the Greek inscription ("peace")

Letters

Greek: 2-2.5cm
Hebrew: 1.5-3cm

Findspot

Jaffa necropolis (probably)

Current Location (if known)

SBF Museum, Jerusalem

Name 1

Name 2

Name 3

Role 3

Notes

This Bizzus is likely the same as the Bizzus from JOP0206, although the Rebeca in this inscription is perhaps not the same as the Rebecca in JOP0206 (CIIP3 nos.2189-2190)

Selected Bibliography

CIIP3=Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, volume III: South Coast: a multi-lingual corpus of
the inscriptions from Alexander to Muhammad, Ameling et. al. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2014. pp.60-61, no.2190

Citation

“Bilingual inscription for the tomb of the family of Bizzus (JOP0107),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed April 23, 2024, https://www.wireproject.org/items/show/123.

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