Unusual in a patriarchal society, the donor Sausann is credited in the inscription independently of any spouse or male guardian.This Sausann is thought to have been a woman of some standing, perhaps following in the footsteps of her presumed namesake, the female disciple Susannah, who was among the women named in Luke 8:3 who provided for Jesus “out of their resources.” Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up The find buttresses the position taken by a growing number of early church scholars that women played an important role in its foundation.► An M&A between efficient banks does not ensure an efficient bank M&A.
It is one of seven inscriptions — including a massive five-meter long text — which were found in three Byzantine churches during this summer’s excavations by Kinneret College archaeologist Mordechai Aviam and historian Jacob Ashkenazi.
► We apply our procedure to the Greek banking sector for the period 2007–2011.
► The Greek fiscal crisis eliminates any potential operating efficiency gains.
The results reveal that a year before and a year after the initiation of the Greek fiscal crisis, the majority of the potential bank M&As under examination were unable to generate short-run operating efficiency gains.
In addition, our results for 2011 indicate that the majority of bank M&As can lead to short-run operating efficiency gains.