By Jan Dusek
The subject matter of the ebook stands at the intersection of epigraphy and historic study: the Aramaic and Hebrew inscriptions came upon within the area of the Yahwistic sanctuary on Mt. Gerizim and their ancient historical past. The research addresses the proof from 3 views: the paleography and courting of the inscriptions; the identification of the neighborhood who carved them and its associations; and, eventually, the bigger ancient and political context within which the inscriptions have been produced. This e-book is especially helpful 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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Meshorer and S. Qedar86 represent an interesting comparison because at least some of them were minted as Samarian local coinage87 and come from the same province as the Mt. Gerizim inscriptions. Nevertheless the scripts on the coins and on the Mt. Gerizim inscriptions seem to be from different periods. The legends share some features typical for the th century bce with the Aramaic inscriptions in monumental style from Tayma, Sardis and Cilicia. These features are: – the samekh has the ancient form (coins no.
94 They support this hypothesis by arguing as follows: . 95 . In the wholly preserved inscriptions—whose number is limited—the first type is written in monumental style of Aramaic script and the second in cursive style. . The relative pronoun éæ in the opening formula áø÷ä éæ “that which offered” is usually written in both types of script with zayin and not with dalet. 96 . Nevertheless the inscriptions with the formula “for good remembrance” sometimes contain the “later” spelling even in the opening formula: áø÷ä éã.
Lemaire, , p. . . M. Sznycer, . J. Teixidor, b. J. Naveh, . É. Puech, , pp. –. P. L. Gatier, . scripts of the inscriptions from mt. gerizim Figure : Aramaic monumental script from Mt. Gerizim and the inscriptions from the Persian period Mt. , towards bce Lydian-Aramaic, Sardis, Mid-th century bce Keseçek-Köyü, Cilicia, th century bce Usual à á â ã ä å æ ç è (f) (m) é ë ì î ð ñ ò ô ö ÷ ø ù ú chapter one Figure . Aramaic monumental script from Mt. Gerizim and the scripts of the (Persian and/or) Hellenistic period Mt.