|Language||Ancient South Arabian » Minaic » Marginal Minaic|
|Alphabet||Ancient South Arabian|
|Script typology||Monumental writing|
|Textual typology||Legal text - fragmentary (conjectural)|
|Possibly a fragmentary dedicatory inscription.|
|1||the beginning of the text was probably placed on another stone block (Beeston 1983: 1).|
... ḏ-R](fʾn) Tḥyw (Jamme), while ...(bn T)ḥyw (Sayed); w-qn<y>-s¹ (Jamme), while (w-y)qn-s¹ (Sayed, but Beeston 1983: 1: "the insertion of this letter must be accounted an oversight"); k-rʾs¹ ṣdq w-ʿ(hd) [... (Jamme and Beeston), while Krʾs¹ Ṣdq w-y[... (Sayed). For an interpretation of k-rʾs¹ ṣdq, see the notes to the translation.
|2||...]ḫl (Jamme), while ...](ʾ)l (Sayed); Sayed considers the second word ṣḥftn the proper name of the month.|
|3||[... ...](ṯ)nyn k<b>r-s¹ (Jamme), while [... ... qn]yn k(l)-s¹ (Sayed).|
|4-5||w-ʾs¹[ṭrn b]n (Sayed).|
|5||ḏ-ys¹nkr-s¹ or maybe ḏ-ys¹nkr-s¹<m> (see the following mqmh-s¹m).|
|5-6||b-ym[t ... ... Y]ʾws¹ʾl (Jamme); (b)-y(m) [... ...](ʾ)ws¹ʾl (Sayed). Either Yʾws¹ʾl or ʾws¹ʾl is possible, while b-ym[... ...] should be most correctly restored as b-ym[h ... ...].|
1 [... ...] Tḥyw and his sons and his properties to Wd, to Rʾs¹ Ṣdq [... ...]
2 [... ...] and S¹ʿdʾl according to this document, the month of the document is
3 [... ...] witness is Ys¹mʿʾl son of Mrd ḏ-Ẓlym
4 [... ... committed] Tḥyw ḏ-Rtʿ his dedication and his consecration and his [inscriptions]
5 [... ...] from anyone who would damage it and remove from their place, at the time of
6 [... ...] ʾws¹ʾl ḏ-Yfʿn, kabir of Maʿīn in Ddn.
|1||The most doubtful interpretation is that of Rʾs¹ Ṣdq: name of god, epithet, or common noun? Adducing Phoenician and Punic examples, Beeston 1983: 2 interprets this expression as a "laudatory description of the deity" Wd: "fountainhead of righteousness" or "true head (of the community)?". We retain his interpretation and consider it a sort of divine epithet.|
|Beeston 1983||Beeston, Alfred F.L. 1983. Minaean Raʾs-ṣidq. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 13: 1-2. |
1 ... of (the group) Ra]faʾân Taḥayyû and his child and his slave to Wadd as the summum of veracity and fulfilment of a promise[...
2 ...]ḫal and Saʿadʾil because of the dignity of this ordinance during the month of the ordinance
3 ...] of his second kabirate. Witness: Yasmaʿʾil, son of Mârid, he of (the group) Ẓulaym.
4 ...] Taḥayyû, he of (the group) Rataʿ, his offering and his dedication and [his]
5 wr[iting]s [...] against anyone who would change it and remove [it] from their place, during the day[s of]
6 ...Yu]ʾawsʾl, him of (the group) Yafaʿân, the kabir of Maʿin in Dedan.
|Jamme 1974 b: 67-68||Jamme, Albert W.F. 1974. Miscellanées d'ancient arabe VII. Washington. 2019/07/22; https://cuislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/cuislandora%3A205580#page/1/mode/1up. [Privately printed]|
1 (Son of) Tahayw and his sons and his properties (were dedicated) to (the god) Wadd, (and also) Kares Sadiq and .....
2 .... ʾIl and Saadʾil according to the notification of this document in the month of Sahfatan,
3 .... all his properties, the Auditor Yasmaʾil son of Marid of the clan Zulaym,
4 .... tahayw of the clan Rata, consecrated his (lit: and his) dedications and the inscrip-
5 tions against anyone who may change them and may remove from thsir places, at the time (lit: the day) of
6 .... Awsʾil of the clan Yafan, the Kabir of Main at Dedan.
|Sayed 1982: 54-55||Sayed, Abdel M. 1982. A new Minaean inscription from al-Ola. Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities: 51-65. [King Abdul Aziz University. Jeddah]|
|Support type||Stone inscription|
|Measures||h. 31, w. 77.5, th. 23|
|Link to object record|
|Notes||According to Jamme, the inscription comes from al-Balādîya.|
|Link to site record|
|Jamme 1974 b: 67-68, pl. 17 (facsimile)||Jamme, Albert W.F. 1974. Miscellanées d'ancient arabe VII. Washington. 2019/07/22; https://cuislandora.wrlc.org/islandora/object/cuislandora%3A205580#page/1/mode/1up. [Privately printed]|
|Sayed 1982: 52-60, pl. I (photo), pl. II (facsimile)||Sayed, Abdel M. 1982. A new Minaean inscription from al-Ola. Journal of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities: 51-65. [King Abdul Aziz University. Jeddah]|
|Beeston 1983: 1-2||Beeston, Alfred F.L. 1983. Minaean Raʾs-ṣidq. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 13: 1-2. |