Thursday, November 29, 2018

Reading ancient Judean obituaries

THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TODAY: RIP: Reading Obituaries in Ancient Judah (Alice Mandell and Jeremy Smoak). A nice discussion of the Khirbet el-Qom tomb inscriptions which focuses refreshingly on something other than their mention of Asherah. And this is the first time I have seen an explanation — indeed a convincing one — of the "ghost letters" in the Uriah inscription.

Some past posts involving the Khirbet el-Qom inscriptions are here, here, and here.

UPDATE: I forgot to include the authors. Apologies — they are listed now.

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