A Nabataean Inscription Containing Religious Laws From the Atargatis Temple At Petra (2.45)
(451 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Dedicatory Inscriptions; Nabataean Inscriptions

Commentary

This inscription gives us a most tantalizing glimpse of Nabataean religious law in the 1st century ce. It is the religious aspect which is particularly unusual, since on secular law we are surprisingly well informed.1 The inscription is preserved on a marble plaque which was originally attached to the temple wall along with (many?) ot…

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Healey, J. F., “A Nabataean Inscription Containing Religious Laws From the Atargatis Temple At Petra (2.45)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 30 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_45>



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