Aramaic and Hebrew Inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim and Samaria by Jan Dusek

By Jan Dusek

The subject of the e-book stands at the intersection of epigraphy and old study: the Aramaic and Hebrew inscriptions came across within the region of the Yahwistic sanctuary on Mt. Gerizim and their ancient history. The examine addresses the proof from 3 views: the paleography and courting of the inscriptions; the id of the neighborhood who carved them and its associations; and, ultimately, the bigger historic and political context within which the inscriptions have been produced. This booklet is very invaluable for historians of Palestine within the moment Temple interval, for biblical students, and for these facing Aramaic and Hebrew paleography and epigraphy.

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Gerizim inscription. The Halas. a inscription, dated to ca.  bce, seems to reflect a stage of Aramaic cursive script ˘ comparable to that of many inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim. This similarity dates the Mt. Gerizim inscriptions very approximately to the st half of the nd century bce. This date is confirmed by comparison with the script of the Aramaic marriage contract from Idumaea dated to  bce (Figure ). Its script almost replicates that of inscription no.  from Mt. Gerizim: – the final form of letters bet, mem, and nun is different from the initial/middle form; – alef, bet, he, waw, zayin, kaf, lamed, mem, nun, #ayin, shin and taw are the same in both inscriptions.

Et similar to “” is the most common form. This form is attested in most of the cases in the Wadi Daliyeh manuscripts. Among the lapidary inscriptions a similar t. et is in the Nabataean inscription of As. lah. and in the Tayma inscription. The form with a shortened left stroke is attested in two cursive inscriptions from Mt. – Gerizim (no.  and ). This form is attested in the Nabataean inscription from Halas. a. ˘ It is not certain that this letter is a t. et (no. ). But a t. et similar to this form is attested – in WDSP  ( March,  bce).

Tal, , coin II. Ashdod O, pp. – and p. .  chapter one Bet – The form of bet is the same as in the Aramaic cursive and monumental styles. Gimel – Gimel is not attested in this group. Dalet – Dalet is the same as in the Aramaic cursive and monumental styles. – He is the same as in the Aramaic cursive and monumental styles. He Waw – Not attested in this group. Zayin – Zayin has the Aramaic cursive form. Het . – Het . is the same as in the Aramaic cursive and monumental styles. Tet . – Tet .

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