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Aramaic Inscription Of The Xanthos Trilingual Stele (4.30)
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In 1973, the excavations of Xanthos, directed by H. Metzger, brought to light a late Persian Period monumental stele dating to 337 bce. Sometimes referred to as the Letoon Trilingual Stele, its three inscriptions are in Aramaic (in the front), in Lycian (on the left side), and in Greek (on the right side). Both Greek and Lycian texts seem practically identical and are a kind of civic version presenting the decision from the point of view of the city while the Aramaic text is a satrapic version presenting th…

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Lemaire, André, “Aramaic Inscription Of The Xanthos Trilingual Stele (4.30)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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