Onomastic-epigraphic notes

Ran Zadok*

*Corresponding author for this work

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After interpreting two biblical anthroponyms with their cognates, I analyse forty other West Semitic (mostly Aramaic) anthroponyms in Neo-Assyrian transcription from Dūr-Katlimmu on the lower Habur. Thereafter, I identify an Akkadian term in Aramaic script from the same site. Interestingly enough, this common Akkadian term renders an equivalent in the Neo-Assyrian dialect of Akkadian. The last section offers new readings and interpretations of a recently published ostracon from Jerusalem datable to the end of the Second Temple period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-125
Number of pages6
JournalTel Aviv
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2009


  • Aramaic
  • Epigraphy
  • INHABITANTS of edom
  • IRRIGATED field
  • Onomastics


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