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He also uses it to refer to Jews who are Roman citizens. In the NT, the word occurs only four times: in Hebr. ioi. The sense of these two uses from Luke's Gospel is social and economic rather than legal or political. iixric; is therefore generic and has no strict juridical implication.... We would like to conclude by saying that Paul's Tarsian citizenship cannot be proved on the basis of Acts XXI, 39 [where Paul says that he is 'from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city']. The use of the word noXixr\q in that passage was in a non-juridical sense....

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XIV, 319). Bilingual inscriptions are attested in Rome itself. Extant specimens are numerous. To choose but one example, we may cite a decree of the senate concerning the rights bestowed upon three Greek naval captains (RDGE no. 22 = RGE no. 66, 78 BCE), which was found in Rome in 1570 (it is now in the Museo Capitolino) engraved in a bronze tablet. It is written in Latin and is followed by a complete Greek translation. See E. Volterra, "Senatus Consulta", in: Novissimo Digesto Italiano, XVI, 1969, p 1055 and L.

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