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Title: Corpus of Ammonite Inscriptions, 2nd ed
Author: Aufrecht, Walter E
Publisher: Eisenbrauns; Publication Date: 2015
Hardcover; ISBN: 9781575063447
Volumes: 1; Pages: 550
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The discovery of the Amman Theater Inscription, Amman Citadel Inscription, Tall Siran Bottle, Hisban Ostraca, and Tall al-Mazar Ostraca has opened a new chapter in the study of ancient Northwest Semitic inscriptions: the recognition and analysis of the language and script of ancient Ammon. These new discoveries, in turn, have prompted a reclassification of a number of epigraphs previously identified as Hebrew, Phoenician, or Aramaic.
This corpus has been written to make accessible the published inscriptions that heretofore have been identified as Ammonite. The aim is to be as descriptive as possible, so that the full range of scholarly interpretations about each inscription may be presented. Thus, the corpus presents for each inscription: a complete bibliography; details of its physical description and location; a photograph and/or drawing; relevant linguistic information; and a history of its interpretation.
Inscriptions have been identified as Ammonite based on the following criteria: provenance, language, onomastics, paleography, iconography, or some combination of these five. Since the first edition of this corpus, the discussion of these criteria has advanced considerably. In addition, the number of inscriptions has increased significantly: this edition contains 254 new inscriptions, 4 new appendixes, and, in many cases, better photographs.