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AA.02.01

Original Image
Region: Nineveh
Place: Mosul
Location: Chaldean Church of al-Ṭahra
Sub-Location: Men’s entrance
Material: Stone
Dimensions: 1.17m × 2.27m
Language: Syriac (inscription A)
Garshuni (inscriptions B-C)
Script: Estrangela and East Syriac, partially vocalized
Date: 1744
Collection: Harrak
References: Harrak 2010, pp.75-76; Ḥaddād 1976, p.118

Historical Supplement

Period: Ottoman
Ottoman Ruler: Mahmud I
Governor: Haj Husayn Pasha Jalili
Patriarch: Elijah XII Denha
Pope: Benedict XIV


 
A. May the prayer of the Virgin Mary mother of Christ be a wall for us and may
she protect us from evil. This church was renovated in the year 2055 of Greece.

B. (1a) Lord bless, Lord protect this (2a) pure (1b) temple (2b) and place in it
security and peace forever.

C. (1) Because of this, God built for himself a house on (2) earth. Therefore, let the
one who wants to behold God come into his house. Go (3) [through] its [g]ates
in thanksgiving and into his abode with praise, (4) for this is the gate of the
house of the Lord.The righteous enter it Amen.
 
 May the prayer of the Virgin Mary mother of Christ be a wall for us and may
she protect us from evil. This church was renovated in the year 2055 of Greece.
 
(1a) Lord bless, Lord protect this (2a) pure (1b) temple (2b) and place in it
security and peace forever.
 
 (1) Because of this, God built for himself a house on
(2) earth. Therefore, let the one who wants to behold God come into his house. Go 
(3) [through] its [g]ates in thanksgiving and into his abode with praise, 
(4) for this is the gate of the house of the Lord.The righteous enter it Amen.

 

 



  Ālep̄ - line 1, letter 6


  Bēṯ - line 1, letter 6


Kāp̄ - line1, letter 4


Rēš - line 1, letter 3


Hē - line 1, letter 19