An early Christian Arabic graffito mentioning ‘Yazīd the king’

Younis al-Shdaifat, Ahmad Al-Jallad, Zeyad al-Salameen, Rafe Harahsheh

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Abstract

This article is an edition and commentary on an early Christian Arabic inscription discovered near Qaṣr Burquʿ in northeastern Jordan. The text mentions a certain yzydw ʾl-mlk ‘Yazid the king’ and could date to the sixth or seventh century. We discuss the text's palaeography, its relevance for the history of the Arabic script, and attempt to identify the historical figure to which it refers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-324
Number of pages10
JournalArabian Archaeology and Epigraphy
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arabic palaeography
  • Christian Arabic
  • Umayyad
  • graffiti
  • pre-Islamic Arabic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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