Isâs and Samuel are known Jewish names in the Late Roman and Byzantine Period. Isâs is an affectionate form of Isidoros. Jewish dedicatory plaques are known on mosaic floors and in stone (see nos. 2.9, 2.10 and 2.11 in Fine, Sacred Realm, The Emergence of the Synagogue in the Ancient World). Small scale dedications are rare. A bronze tablet excavated in the sea near Atlit, Israel is the only known close parallel (see pp. 116-122 in Ullman and Galili, Scripta Classica Israelica, 13).