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The New Moabite Royal Inscription (4.20)
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A new Moabite inscription was brought to the attention of the scholarly world in 2003 when Ahituv published an edition complete with photographs, a hand-copy (by Ada Yardeni), transliterations into Roman and square Hebrew characters, a translation, and a commentary. Nothing is known of its discovery, for Ahituv gained access to it when it was placed in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, on long-term loan by private owners. The text is inscribed on four facets of an original octagonal column…

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Pardee, Dennis, “The New Moabite Royal Inscription (4.20)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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