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The Tel Dan Inscription (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

George Athas
Australian Author
The Tel Dan Inscription (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

The Tel Dan Inscription (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

George Athas

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The Tel Dan inscription is one of the most important and controversial inscriptions found in Israel in the 20th century. It contains a possible mention of the name David and is thought by many scholars to verify the existence of this king. This book reviews all of the major theories about the inscription, and contains a full account of the discovery, epigraphic analysis, palaeographical analysis, possible arrangement of the three fragments discovered, textual analysis and historical commentary.

- Publisher This is the first book-length treatment of the most important, and controversial, inscription found in Israel in recent years: the Tel Dan inscription contains a possible mention of the name "David" and is thought by many scholars to verify the existence of this king. The book contains a full account of the discovery, epigraphic analysis, palaeographical analysis, possible arrangement of the three fragments discovered, textual analysis and historical commentary of the inscription. It is more thorough in each of these treatments than any preceding discussion, and reviews all of the major theories about the inscription, with a well-considered conclusion.

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The Tel Dan inscription is one of the most important and controversial inscriptions found in Israel in the 20th century. It contains a possible mention of the name David and is thought by many scholars to verify the existence of this king. This book reviews all of the major theories about the inscription, and contains a full account of the discovery, epigraphic analysis, palaeographical analysis, possible arrangement of the three fragments discovered, textual analysis and historical commentary.
- Publisher

This is the first book-length treatment of the most important, and controversial, inscription found in Israel in recent years: the Tel Dan inscription contains a possible mention of the name "David" and is thought by many scholars to verify the existence of this king. The book contains a full account of the discovery, epigraphic analysis, palaeographical analysis, possible arrangement of the three fragments discovered, textual analysis and historical commentary of the inscription. It is more thorough in each of these treatments than any preceding discussion, and reviews all of the major theories about the inscription, with a well-considered conclusion.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

George Athas

Rev Dr George Athas is Director of Postgraduate Studies at Moore Theological College, Sydney, where he lectures in Old Testament, Hebrew and Church History. He has formerly been a tutor in Sydney University's Department of Semitic Studies, and a lecturer in biblical languages at Southern Cross College, Chester Hill.

Table Of Contents

  • Part 1 Introduction: Introductory Remarks; Methodology; Part 2: Archaeological Context Of The Fragments: Introductory Remarks; Fragment A; Fragment B1; Fragment B2; Synthesis Of The Archaeological Data. Part 3 Epigraphical Analysis: Introductory Remarks; Fragment A - Physical Characteristics And The State Of Preservation; Fragment A - Epigraphical Analysis; Fragment A -assessment; Fragment B - Physical Characteristics And The State Of Preservation; Epigraphical Analysis Of Fragment B; Assessment Of Fragment B. Part 4 Palaeographical Analysis: Introductory Remarks; Fragment A; Fragment B; Synthesis Of The Script Of Fragment A And The Script Of Fragment B; Summary Of Script Analysis. Part 5 Arrangement Of The Fragments: Evaluation Of The Original Arrangement By Biran & Naveh; A New Arrangement. Part 6 Textual Analysis: Introductory Remarks; The Text; Commentary On Fragment A; Commentary On Fragment B; Language Of The Inscription; Grammatical Survey; Glossary Of The Inscription. Part 7 Historical Commentary: Introductory Remarks; Historical Considerations; Bayt-dawid And The Quest For King David; Cultic Implications.
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  • Catalogue Code 223261
  • Product Code 0826460569
  • EAN 9780826460561
  • Pages 303
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date May 2003
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.769kg

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