[b-hebrew] Zincirli stele

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 15:06:20 EST 2008


Although not in Hebrew, the Zincirli stela that was discovered earlier this year
is now placed online:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/18/science/18soul.html?_r=2&8dpc
http://oihistory.blogspot.com/2008/03/oriental-institute-in-news.html
http://news.uchicago.edu/images/assets/soul_in_the_stone.jpg

The paper quotes Pardee to the effect that "nabsh" is Aramaic.  In
fact, it is more
accurate to say that standard Biblical Hebrew has "nefesh" and
Zincirli Aramaic has
"nabsh."  But nb$ in this sense also occurs on one of the Arad ostraca.

Anyway, there are frequent complaints here that high resolution photographs are
not published soon enough.  Here, we have a very readable high resolution
photograph published days before the official presentation at the SBL, and less
than 4 months after the inscription's discovery:

SBL23-84
Paleographical Studies in the Ancient Near East
11/23/2008
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Meeting Room 304 - CC

Dennis Pardee, University of Chicago and David Schloen, University of Chicago
A New Alphabetic Inscription from Zincirli (20 min)

The abstract:
http://sbl-site.org/meetings/abstract.aspx?id=11885

Yitzhak Sapir



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