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The Ktmw Inscription (4.23)
(2,080 words)


The site of Zincirli has furnished a significant body of epigraphic material, in Phoenician, in a dialect of Aramaic attested only from this area known as Samalian, and in standard Old Aramaic. During the 2008 campaign of the renewed excavations by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, a new inscription came to light that appears to represent a somewhat different linguistic usage, a dialect situated typologically between Samalian and standard Old Aramaic. It contains mot…

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Pardee, Dennis, “The Ktmw Inscription (4.23)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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