Moabite Stone, end of line 3, beginning of line 4
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Mon Nov 20 08:48:25 EST 2000
At 5:39 PM -0500 11/17/00, Jason A. Hare wrote:
>I sent the following message two days ago and it has not been posted to
>the list, so I am posting this from the list's website. I hope it makes
>it this time.
>B-Hebrew List Members,
>In our second-year class, we have begun work on inscriptional Semitics. I
>have a question about the Moabite Stone. We discussed in class the
>different reconstructions that are possible for the tie between lines 3
>4. I am wondering what would be a reasonable fill-in. I think we ended
>something like B:MFT Y"$A` (the mem, tav and yod being supplied and the
>shin and ayin coming from line 4), this meaning something like "a high
>place of deliverance." Does anyone on the list have more ready knowledge
>of this stone and the different attempts at reconstruction of lines 3-4?
>Also, any information dealing with other gaps would help.
>One other thing, do we know anything about QRXH from the same line? Is
>that a place name or something like "bald/barren place"?
>LINES 3 and 4 (question places underlined):
>MLKTY 'XR 'BY. W'`& HBMT Z'T LKM$ _BQRXH_. _B[MT Y]$`_ KY H$`NY MKL
>WKY HR'NI BKL &N'Y `[MR]Y
>"I reigned after my father. And I made this high place (BMH) unto Chemosh
>_in Qarcho_ (?). [It is] _a high place of deliverance_ (?) because he
>delivered me from all the kings and because he caused me to look upon all
>FYI, we have already gone through Hezekiah's tunnel inscription. I would
>like any available information on these two inscriptions. Thanks so much
>for you time!
Dear Jason A. Hare,
You may consult my paper *The Stele of Mesha and the Bible: Verbal
System and Narrativity* in _Orientalia_ 63 (1996) 226-248.
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