These two inscriptions, dating from the reign of Ptolemaios Euergetes, provide the earliest evidence for the dedication of synagogues in Egypt. Although they were found at different locations - A at Arsinoē-Krokodilopolis in the Faiyum, and B at Schedia near Kanopos in the Delta - their wording is almost identical. For a survey of early Jewish synagogues in Egypt, see "The Ancient Synagogue from Its Origins to 200 C.E.: A Source Book", section 3.1.6 ( Google Books ).
[A] On behalf of king Ptolemaios the son of Ptolemaios and queen Berenike, his wife and sister, and their children, the Jews in Krokodilopolis dedicated this prayer hall.
[B] On behalf of king Ptolemaios the son of Ptolemaios and queen Berenike, his wife and sister, and their children, the Jews dedicated this prayer hall.
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