A Passing Power: An Examination of the Sources for the by Sigurdur Hafthorsson

A Passing Power: An Examination of the Sources for the by Sigurdur Hafthorsson

By Sigurdur Hafthorsson

The learn is a radical exam of either textual and archaeological resources for the historical past of the dominion of Aram-Damascus.

This country used to be an Aramean country focused round Damascus in Syria from ca. 1100 to 732 B.C. The textual resources for the research are inscriptions in Aramaic, Neo-Assyrian inscriptions, and the outdated testomony. In past reports, archaeology has been little utilized in tracing this nation. This research provides an outline of excavations and surveys within the area round Damascus and the Golan.

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I killed Jeho)ram son of [Ahab) 8. king of Israel, and [I) killed [Ahaz]iahu son of [Jehoram kin-] 9. g of the House of David. And I set [their towns into ruins and turned) 10. their land into [desolation ... 11. other[ ... and Jehu ru-] 12. led over ls[rael ... and I laid) 13. siege upon [ ... 1 Ill. 8: The text of the Tel Dan stele (fragments A +B) as reconstructed and translated by Biran & Naveh 1995, 12-13. Only a part of the stele's text is available to us. One can only guess how much of it is missing.

And I set [their towns into ruins and turned) 10. their land into [desolation ... 11. other[ ... and Jehu ru-] 12. led over ls[rael ... and I laid) 13. siege upon [ ... 1 Ill. 8: The text of the Tel Dan stele (fragments A +B) as reconstructed and translated by Biran & Naveh 1995, 12-13. Only a part of the stele's text is available to us. One can only guess how much of it is missing. Biran & Naveh considered line 3 of fragments A and B to span almost the entire breadth of the stele (see ills. 6 and 8), 229 but this is dependent on both their alignment of fragments A and B and their reconstruction of the missing parts of the text.

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