A Nabataean Shrine Inscription From Egypt (2.46)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Dedicatory Inscriptions; Nabataean Inscriptions

Commentary

This well-preserved inscription on a white limestone block is particularly important historically because of the detailed chronological synchronism it gives. It comes from the site of Tell esh-Shuqafiya in the eastern delta of lower Egypt and is dated to 34 bce.1 The Nabataeans were active in Egypt and have left many inscriptions there.

A Nabataean Shri…

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Healey, J. F., “A Nabataean Shrine Inscription From Egypt (2.46)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 28 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_46>



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