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The Amman Citadel Inscription (2.24)

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Author(s): Aufrecht, Walter E.
Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Dedicatory Inscriptions; Ammonite Inscriptions Commentary The inscription is on an irregularly shaped rectangle of white limestone discovered on the Citadel of Amman, Jordan, in 1961. The face of the stone is chipped, causing several letters to flake off. The beginning and ending of each line are lost. The inscription is in the Archaeological Museum, Amman, Jordan (No. J 9000).1 It has been dated paleographically to the (mid)-9th century bce.2 The Amman Citadel Insc…

The Amman Theatre Inscription (2.26)

(240 words)

Author(s): Aufrecht, Walter E.
Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Dedicatory Inscriptions; Ammonite Inscriptions Commentary This two-line inscription is on a fragmentary, triangular, black basalt stone measuring × cm at its widest. The surface of the stone is rough and pitted. A word divider in the form of a short stroke is found between the first and second words. The inscription is in the Archaeological Museum, Amman, Jordan (No. J 11686).1 It has been dated paleographically to the late 6th century bce.2 The Amman Theatre Inscripti…

The Tell Sīrān Inscription (2.25)

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Author(s): Aufrecht, Walter E.
Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Dedicatory Inscriptions; Ammonite Inscriptions Commentary The inscription is found on a 10 cm. long bronze-colored metal bottle made of copper, lead and tin. The bottle was found at Tel Sīrān, Jordan, in 1972. The end of the bottle was sealed by a pin through the neck. It contained dried barley, wheat, a few weeds and chunks of lead and copper. There are ninety-two letters in the eight-line inscription, …