The Aswan Dedicatory Inscription (2.41)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Dedicatory Inscriptions; Aramaic Dedicatory Inscriptions


Usually known as the Aswan sandstone stela, this six-line building dedication inscription (Cairo J. 36448) was published by de Vogüé in 1903 (TAD D17.1). It is 44.2 cm wide (frontally), 27.5 cm high and 12.5 cm thick (in depth) and is engraved in cursive script whose proximate forerunners are attested in a clay tablet of 571/570 bce (Louvre AO 21…

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Porten, Bezalel, “The Aswan Dedicatory Inscription (2.41)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 30 March 2017

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