The Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG) is pleased to announce its new scientific publication, entitled, “Corpus Inscriptionum Judaicarum Graeciae (CIJG): Corpus of Jewish and Hebrew Inscriptions from Mainland and Island Greece (late 4th c. BCE–15th century)”.
A collection of the most important Jewish inscriptions which attest to the presence of Jews in Greece since the late 4th century BCE.
The compilation of Jewish and Hebrew inscriptions is part of the research programs of the Jewish Museum of Greece, which focus on the recording, study and publication of tangible and intangible evidence of the archaeological and historical past of the Greek Jews.
The publication gathers all the epigraphic material of Jewish interest or content located in the Greek geographical area. The geographical distribution and division of the corpus of Jewish and Hebrew inscriptions generally follows the current location of the inscriptions, with the aim of facilitating researchers and scholars. Each inscription is accompanied, in addition to a photographic image, by an entry, divided into individual recording fields.
Aimed at the general public as well as the specialist audience of archaeologists, historians, educators, academics and researchers, the publication serves the historical record and documentation of the long-standing presence, as well as the distribution of Jewish settlements in the Greek lands.
The completion of the research and the publication of the book were made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Ms. Aliki and Ms. Nora Benrubi as well as of Mr. Samuel (Makis) Matsas, President of the Board of Directors of the JMG, respectively.
The ultimate aim is to publish the Corpus in digital format, giving it the flexibility of intangible cultural goods, while the JMG is planning to organise an exhibition of selected inscriptions in the near future, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.