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The Panamuwa Inscription (2.37)
(2,178 words)

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


The inscription, engraved on the lower half of a statue, is written in Samalian Aramaic (see  COS COSB.2.36). It was discovered in the German excavations at Zinjirli. Bar-Rakib, the son of Panamuwa II, probably raised this monument early in his reign to memorialize his father because of his sudden and unexpected deat…

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “The Panamuwa Inscription (2.37)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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