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Rereading the Inscriptions of the ‘Throne of Astarte’ and the Sidonian Obelisk

Edward Lipiński

in Journal of Semitic Studies

Published on behalf of The University of Manchester

Volume 61, issue 2, pages 319-325
Published in print October 2016 | ISSN: 0022-4480
Published online August 2016 | e-ISSN: 1477-8556 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jss/fgw011
Rereading the Inscriptions of the ‘Throne of Astarte’ and the Sidonian Obelisk

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The photographs of the ‘Throne of Astarte’ inscription from the Tyrian mainland, published by J.R. Davila and B. Zuckerman, suggest a new reading of the end of its line 1. Instead of a sanctuary, the text refers to the gate of the dedicator's property, placed under the protection of the goddess. The Sidonian obelisk inscription is dedicated to the god Shalāmān by a high official, whose title seems to refer to the Phoenician area to the south of the Nahr el-Kebīr. It qualifies him as the prefect or sub-prefect of the province Beyond-Safita, which is the name of an important strategic site north of the river.

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Subjects: Middle Eastern History ; Middle Eastern Languages ; Literary Studies - World ; Biblical Studies

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