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This marble relief bears three menorot (menorahs) — the seven–branched candelabra which were found in the Tabernacle and then in the Jewish Temples in Jerusalem.

This relief probably dates to the fifth century A.D. and is evidence of a Jewish population in Corinth at that time. The book of Acts (18:4–17) gives evidence of Paul preaching in the synagogue of Corinth in his day and even mentions leaders of the synagogue such as Crispus and Sosthenes

Thus this relief and the Synagogue Inscription give evidence of a Jewish population in Corinth — some of whom may have come after being expelled from Rome during the reign of Claudius (Acts 18:1–4).

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