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Title: Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions: Corpus and Concordance, Volume 1
Author: Davies, Graham I (ed)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1991
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521043953
Volumes: 1; Pages: 597
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The inscriptions dealt with in this book come from the Old Testament period (c. 1000 B.C.E. to c. 200 B.C.E.) and constitute an important additional source for our knowledge of the Hebrew language and the religion, history and customs of ancient Israel. The corpus includes texts such as the Lachish and Arad letters, the Siloam tunnel inscription, the recently discovered religious texts from Kuntillet Ajerud, and the hundreds of seals, seal impressions and weights that are now known. No such comprehensive edition has been published for over fifty years and the concordance is the first to be produced for this body of texts. It covers all complete words in the texts (including prepositions and names of persons and places), and also the Egyptian hieratic numerals and other symbols that were used in them.Reviews"Davies has executed well the program that he set out to achieve ... a helpful, time-saving tool..." Ziony Zevit, Catholic Biblical Quarterly"Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions is destined to be a primary reference tool for epigraphists, historians, and other scholars for years to come. Its concise presentation, logical organization, and comprehensive concordance make it invaluable for the study of Hebrew epigraphic material." James R. Adair, Jr., Biblical Archaeologist"It can be said that this volume will be a handy tool for those who need for one reason or another to consult the data available in pre-Dead Sea Scrolls epigraphic Hebrew..." Dennis Pardee, Journal of Near Eastern StudiesContentsPreface and acknowledgementsIntroductionTransliteration schemeKey to symbolsList of sites and polytopic entriesMap: the provenances of the inscriptionsAbbreviations and bibliographyCorpus of inscriptions from before 200 B.C.Concordance Synopsis of collections of inscriptions.