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The Hadad Inscription (2.36)
(2,297 words)

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


Discovered in the village of Gerçin 7 km northeast of Zenjirli, dating to the mid-eighth century bce, this large statue of the god Hadad contains a thirty-four line inscription on its lower portion. The statue originally stood about 4 m high, though the top portion is not preserved. It was erected by Panamuwa I, king of Yʾ…

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “The Hadad Inscription (2.36)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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