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Author Dušek, Jan.
Title Aramaic and Hebrew inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim and Samaria between Antiochus III and Antiochus IV Epiphanes / by Jan Dušek.
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2012.

Author Dušek, Jan.
Series Culture and history of the ancient Near East ; v. 54
Culture and history of the ancient Near East ; v. 54.
Subject Inscriptions, Aramaic -- West Bank -- Gerizim, Mount.
Inscriptions, Aramaic -- Israel -- Sabastiyah.
Inscriptions, Hebrew -- West Bank -- Gerizim, Mount.
Inscriptions, Hebrew -- Israel -- Sabastiyah.
Paleography, Hebrew.
Paleography, Aramaic.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Description 1 online resource (220 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; I. Scripts of the Inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim; 1. Temple-City on Mt. Gerizim; 1.1. Sanctuary and Sacred Precinct; 1.2. City; 2. Scripts Used on Mt. Gerizim; 2.1. Aramaic Script; 2.2. Dating the Aramaic Inscriptions; 2.3. Monumental and Cursive Aramaic Script: A Comparison; 3. Aramaic Cursive Script (Appendix I.1 and II. 1); 3.1. Lapidary Inscriptions; 3.2. Inscriptions Written in Ink; 3.3. Cursive Forms Attested on Mt. Gerizim (Appendix I.1); 3.4. Variety of the Forms of Letters.
3.4.1. The Difference between the Initial/Middle and Final Form3.4.4. Dalet and Resh; 3.5. Dating the Aramaic Cursive Script from Mt. Gerizim; 4. Aramaic Monumental Script (Appendix I.1 and II. 2); 4.1. Forms Attested on Mt. Gerizim; 4.2. Aramaic Monumental Script from Mt. Gerizim and the Inscriptions from 5th-4th or 3rd Centuries BCE; 4.2.1. Lapidary Inscriptions from the Persian Period; 4.2.2. Lapidary Inscriptions from the (Persian and/or) Hellenistic Period; 4.2.3. Small Aramaic Inscriptions in Monumental Style; 4.3. Monumental and Cursive Style in the Aramaic Script from Mt. Gerizim.
4.3.1. Distinctive Features4.3.2. Common Features; 4.4. Dating the Aramaic Monumental Script; 5. Mixed Script(Appendix I.3); 5.1. Forms Attested on Mt. Gerizim; 5.2. Initial/Middle and Final Forms of Letters; 5.3. Dating the "Mixed Script"; 6. Spelling with Dalet or Zayin; 6.1. Aramaic Monumental Script; 6.1.1. Spelling with Zayin; 6.1.2. Spelling with Dalet; 6.2. Aramaic Cursive Script; 6.2.1. Spelling with Zayin; 6.2.2. Spelling with Zayin and Dalet; 6.2.3. Spelling with Dalet; 6.3. "Mixed Script"; 6.3.1. Spelling with Zayin; 6.3.2. Spelling with Dalet.
6.4. Spelling As a Chronological Factor?7. Ruling of Aramaic Inscriptions; 7.1. Horizontal Ruling of Inscriptions in Aramaic Script; 7.1.1. Pattern A; 7.1.2. Pattern B; 7.1.3. Pattern Difficult to Determine; 7.2. Vertical Ruling?; 7.3. Who Carved the Ruling Lines?; 7.4. The Style of Aramaic Script and Ruling Practices; 8. Mistakes and Unusual Spelling; 8.1. Mistakes Observed by the Authors of the Editio Princeps; 8.2. Other Mistakes; 8.3. Unusual Spelling; 9. Paleo-Hebrew Fragments; 9.1. Fragments with Ruling Lines; 9.2. Inscriptions without Ruling Lines; 10. Conclusion.
10.1. Dating the Aramaic and Hebrew Inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim10.2. Private Inscriptions; 10.2.1. Monumental Style; 10.2.2. Cursive Style and Its Variety; 10.2.3. Manufacturing the Private Inscriptions; 10.3. Public Inscription(s); II. Identity; 1. Samaria in the Hellenistic Period; 1.1. From the End of Persian Rule to the End of Ptolemaic Rule; 1.2. Seleucid Rule; 2. Identity of Worshippers of Yahweh in Samaria; 2.1. Two Inscriptions from Delos and Their Implications for Samaria; 2.1.1. Date of the Inscriptions; 2.1.2. "Israelites"; 2.1.3. hoi aparchomenoi.
Note 2.1.4. hieron (hagion) Argarizein.
Summary This book presents a paleographic analysis of the Aramaic and Hebrew inscriptions from Mt. Gerizim and their historical background within the historical and political context of Palestine in the Hellenistic period.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004225466 (electronic bk.)
9004225463 (electronic bk.)
9789004183858 (Cloth)
900418385X (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613470812
OCLC # 775301945
Additional Format Print version: 9786613470812 (DLC) 2011042134

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