A new Nabataean funerary inscription from Dhībān, with a brief account on Dhībān during the Nabataean period

Zeyad al-Salameen, Musallam Al-Rawahneh

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Abstract

This paper investigates a two-line unpublished Nabataean funerary inscription found in 2016 at Dhībān, 70 km south of Amman. The inscription, which is the first known Nabataean text from this site, represents a dedication of a funerary monument, a nefesh, by a person to his deceased son. The current study includes a word-by-word discussion of the text, offering remarks on its discovery as well as a linguistic analysis of its contents. A brief account of the Nabataean occupation at Dhībān is also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-253
Number of pages8
JournalArabian Archaeology and Epigraphy
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dhībān
  • Nabataean Dhībān
  • Nabataean inscriptions
  • Nabataeans in Moab

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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