The Deir ʿAlla Plaster Inscriptions (2.27)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Dedicatory Inscriptions; Deir ʿAlla

Commentary

The Deir ʿAlla plaster inscriptions were discovered by H. Franken in 1967, and later published by J. Hoftijzer and G. van der Kooij 1976. They immediately awakened scholarly attention because the name of Balaam, son of Beor, the non-Israelite seer and diviner whose exploits and poetic orations are preserved in Num…

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Levine, Baruch A., “The Deir ʿAlla Plaster Inscriptions (2.27)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 17 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_27>



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