The Ekron Inscription of Akhayus (2.42)
(909 words)

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

Commentary

Written in a lapidary style script developed by the Philistines at Ekron, the text is a royal dedicatory inscription for the temple of the goddess Ptgyh made by Akhayus,1 the son of Padi, the ruler of Ekron. The royal names (“Padi” and “Akhayus”) are names known from Assyrian sources: for Padi, the inscriptions of Sennacherib (COS COSB.2.119B) and anoth…

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “The Ekron Inscription of Akhayus (2.42)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 March 2017



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