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Funerary Stela (Carpentras) (2.64)
(1,776 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Mortuary Inscriptions; Aramaic Inscriptions


This inscription may be entitled “The Immortalization of Taba.” Its composer was well-versed in Egyptian funerary vocabulary. In a grammatically correct, well-fashioned quatrain he has deftly woven original Aramaic formulae — “Blessed be Tabi” (1a), “Before Osiris blessed be” (3a), “serve” (4a) — into translations of…

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Porten, Bezalel, “Funerary Stela (Carpentras) (2.64)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>

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