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Epigraphy
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I. Semitic Inscriptions – II. Ancient Inscriptions – III. Medieval and Early Modern Inscriptions – IV. History of Epigraphy

I. Semitic Inscriptions

1. Definition and Demarcation

Epigraphy (cf. Gk ἐπίγραμμα/epígramma, ἐπιγραϕή/epigraphē) deals with ancient inscriptions that have been engraved, chiseled, or applied with ink on hard material such as stone, ceramic, metal, ivory, rarely a…

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Renz, Johannes and Hallof, Klaus, “Epigraphy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_04987>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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