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Textbook of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea. Volume 1 : dossiers 1-10 : 401 commodity chits / Bezalel Porten and Ada Yardeni ; with the assistance of Matt Kletzing and Eugen Han.

Author/Creator:
Porten, Bezalel, author.
Publication:
Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2014.
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Subjects:
Ostraka -- Edom (Kingdom).
Aramaic language -- Texts.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Some 340 Aramaic ostraca of the Persian and Hellenistic periods have been excavated at 32 sites in Israel, from Yokneam in the north to Eilat in the south, with Arad and Beersheba being the main contributory sites. By far, however, the largest cache of texts is what has come to be known as “the Idumean ostraca”. These did not come from formal excavations but began to appear on the antiquities market in 1991. Since then, some 2,000 ostraca have reached 9 museums and libraries and 21 private collections. Of these, the majority are still not formally published, and in this volume (and those to follow), Bezalel Porten undertakes to provide a comprehensive edition of all these texts, in many cases as an editio princeps. Porten, with the expert epigraphic assistance of Ada Yardeni and hand-copies by her as well, here provides the first volume of texts, organized by “dossier” based on the primary personage cited in the text. Color photographs (where available), ceramic descriptions, hand-copies, transcription, translation, and commentary are provided for each text, along with figures and tables, and introductions and summaries of each dossier. An included CD contains a catalogue of all the texts and three color key-word-in-context concordances, for words, personal names, and months for the entire corpus. This publication will become the primary resource for information on these texts.
Contents:
""Front ""; ""Contents""; ""Abbreviations and Select Bibliography""; ""Introduction""; ""Explanation of Typographic Conventions""; ""Grain Equivalencies""; ""Terminology of Ceramic Descriptions""; ""Terminology of Palaeographic Descriptions""; ""Numeration Legend""; ""Tables 1�3: 106/110 Ostraca with Various References to Makkedah and Its Storehouse""; ""Table 4. The Dossier of Wheat Flour (""; "") in Years 14 and 15 (February 28�August 8, 344)""; ""Table 5. 43 Idumean Ostraca Dated according to Macedonian Rulers""; ""A1.1�55 (57) Baalrim Dossier (359�336)""
""A2.1â€?47 Gur Dossier (358â€?313)""""A3.1â€?40 (42) Qoá¹£i Dossier (361â€?311)""; ""A4.1â€?37 (41) Al(i)baal Dossier (362â€?349)""; ""A5.1â€?20 Yehokal Dossier (362â€?313)""; ""A6.1â€?28 (29) Dossier of Miscellaneous Clans (362â€?338)""; ""A7.1â€?60 (61) á??al(a)fat-Baalghayr Dossier (362â€?350)""; ""A8.1â€?46 (48) Samitu Dossier (362â€?343)""; ""A9.1â€?34 Qoskahel Dossier (365â€?351; 319â€?317?)""; ""A10.1â€?42 Saadel Dossier (362â€?342)""
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Description based upon print version of record.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed January 08, 2015).
Contributor:
Yardeni, Ada, author.
Kletzing, Matt, author.
Han, Eugen, author.
ISBN:
1-57506-898-2
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781575068985 doi