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Kuntillet ʿAjrud: Plaster Wall Inscription (2.47D)
(582 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Votive Inscriptions; Hebrew Inscriptions


This inscription fell from the doorjamb of the entryway to the western storage room in the main building at Kuntillet ʿAjrud. Preserved on the plaster are portions of five lines of a much longer text, which was poetic in character and similar in striking ways to certain theophanic passages found in archaic biblical poetry. Though the script is Phoenician, the language is probably H…

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McCarter, P. Kyle, “Kuntillet ʿAjrud: Plaster Wall Inscription (2.47D)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <>

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