CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Ryckmans, Gonzague 1953: pl. VI
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Late Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Chronology
PeriodE

TEXT


   1  Tmm mqtw
   2  Lḥyʿt Yrḫm
   3  ḏ-Gdnm w-trḥm ʿ—
   4  ly ʾbny Mlkm
   5  ḏ-Gdnm Rḥmnn w-ʾmn

Apparatus
1mqtw instead of mqtwy is only found here and in Ry 514, two texts written by the same person (Tmm).

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Tmm, officer
   2  of Lḥyʿt Yrḫm
   3  ḏ-Gdnm. May (God) be merciful
   4  regarding the sons of Mlkm
   5  ḏ-Gdnm. Rḥmnn. Amen.
3-4It is possible to consider trḥm as a precative of the second-person masculine, on the basis of the comparison with the formula in Ry 508,11: w-trḥm ʿly kl ʿlm Rḥmnn rḥmk mrʾ ʾt "Spread all over the world, Rḥmnn, your mercy. You are the Lord".

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeRock inscription
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteʿān-Halkān
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaJabal Kawkab
CountrySaudi Arabia
FoundIn situ
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ryckmans, Gonzague 1953: 312-313, pl. VIRyckmans, Gonzague 1953. Inscriptions sud-arabes. Dixième série. Le Muséon, 66: 267-317.
Gajda 1997: 100-101Gajda, Iwona 1997. Ḥimyar gagné par le monothéisme (IVe-VIe siècle de l'ère chrétienne). Ambitions et ruine d'un royaume de l'Arabie méridionale antique. (Université d'Aix-en-Provence).
Robin 2008 a: 86Robin, Christian J. 2008. Joseph, dernier roi de Ḥimyar (de 522 à 525, ou une des années suivantes). Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam, 34: 1-125.