Biblical Citations in Greek, Jewish, and Christian Inscriptions of the Graeco-Roman World*Excerpt:
By Ekaterini G. Tsalampouni (Bible and Interpretation)
Lecturer on the New Testament
Faculty of Theology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
Although the biblical citations in Greek, Jewish, and Christian inscriptions are a rather marginal practice within the Jewish and Christian epigraphy, they offer valuable insights into the “Sitz im Leben” of Jewish and Christian communities and their interaction in Graeco-Roman and Late Antiquity. They remain expressions of personal piety and community self-affirmation, monuments of the way ancient Jewish and Christian communities understood and adapted their scriptures in their personal and communal lives.