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Reference: Al-Jallad, A and Al-Manaser, A, (2015). New Epigraphica from Jordan I: a pre-Islamic Arabic inscription in Greek letters and a Greek inscription from north-eastern Jordan. Arabian Epigraphic Notes, 1, 51-70.Citable link to this page:

 

New Epigraphica from Jordan I: a pre-Islamic Arabic inscription in Greek letters and a Greek inscription from north-eastern Jordan

Abstract: This article studies two unique Greek inscriptions from Wadi Salma in north-eastern Jordan. The first contains seven lines of Old Arabic written in Greek letters, and is our first secure example of Arabic prose written in Greek in the pre-Islamic period. The inscription sheds light on several grammatical features otherwise obscured by the consonantal skeletons of the Semitic scripts, such as the presence of case inflection, the realization of III-w suffix-conjugated verbs, and the vowel pattern of the prefix conjugation. The second inscription is written entirely in the Greek language, but contains a long section of prose which is thematically similar to what is typically found in the Safaitic inscriptions.

Peer Review status:Peer reviewedPublication status:PublishedVersion:Publisher's version Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council   Notes:Copyright © 2015 the Authors. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNoDerivatives4.0 International License (CC BY-ND 4.0). To view a copy ofthis license visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/.

Bibliographic Details

Publisher: Leiden Center for the Study of Ancient Arabia

Publisher Website: http://www.leidenuniv.nl/

Journal: Arabian Epigraphic Notessee more from them

Publication Website: http://www.arabianepigraphicnotes.org/

Issue Date: 2015

pages:51-70Identifiers

Urn: uuid:f6bec6f9-ebff-4128-a254-dfe2c1934e2f

Source identifier: 527307

Issn: 2451-8875 Item Description

Type: Journal article;

Version: Publisher's versionKeywords: Graeco-Arabica Greek inscriptions Old Arabic Safaitic Tiny URL: pubs:527307

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Author: Al-Jallad, A - - - Al-Manaser, A - institutionUniversity of Oxford facultyOxford, HUM, Oriental Studies - - - - Bibliographic Det

Source: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:f6bec6f9-ebff-4128-a254-dfe2c1934e2f



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