Friday, January 18, 2019

BHD on the Jerusalem column inscription

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: First Person: A Little Jot on a Jerusalem Column. From the January/February 2019 Biblical Archaeology Review (Robert Cargill).
At first glance, the inscription appears rather benign. But to those of us who study Jerusalem, its history, and especially the text of the Hebrew Bible and who pay particularly close attention to the spelling of key words, this inscription carries far more linguistic weight than that of the stone itself.
I have also discussed the orthography and philology of the word "Jerusalem" in the inscription here. I go into somewhat more detail, but end up in more or less the same place.

Other posts on the Jerusalem column inscription are here and here.

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