The Inscriptions Written on Plaster at Kuntillet 'Ajrud

in Vetus Testamentum
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Abstract

Although conclusions must to some extent remain provisional, enough is known about the inscriptions from Kuntillet 'Ajrud which were written on plaster for an estimate of their significance to be made. If the portion of text which can be studied on a photograph is typical, the script includes both Hebrew and Phoenician letters and indicates a link with north Palestine or with an area with which the Phoenicians traded. Meshel's opinion that the language of these inscriptions is Hebrew is justified. The way in which one text speaks of El, or God, is not in accordance with what is known about Phoenician practice, but is consistent with the usage of the Old Testament. Thus in this text El and Baal are not Phoenician gods. It is likely that information about the men who were in charge of this site can be deduced from these texts: they were from north Palestine.

The Inscriptions Written on Plaster at Kuntillet 'Ajrud

in Vetus Testamentum

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