The Balaam Text from Deir ʻAlla Re-evaluated

The Balaam Text from Deir ʻAlla Re-evaluated

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The book concerns the inscription written on wall plaster discovered in 1967 at Deir cAlla in the Jordan Valley, and published in 1976. Using new data and the discussions about the text available to date, it deals with six different aspects of study of the text, namely the archaeological context, the palaeography, the general interpretation as well as the interpretation of several separate passages, the language used, and its relation to Old Testament studies.Clearly the remains show a wall, but it was thought that it may have had a S-face also, with a doorway with the fragments of the ... In any case it bordered a room to the E of it, with a strange floor and a bench at the sides, partly made of old wall stumps, as well as a blocked aquot;backdooraquot;. ... This is possible, assuming a high threshold; although one would expect the plaster to curve around the edge somewhat.

Title:The Balaam Text from Deir ʻAlla Re-evaluated
Author:Jacob Hoftijzer, Gerrit Van der Kooij
Publisher:BRILL - 1991-01-01


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