CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Frantsouzoff 2016: Fasc. B, 24, pl. 13a

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Early Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Measure of letters5.5/6
Chronology
PeriodB. Conjectural
Textual typologyDedicatory text

TEXT


   1  [R](ḏm) bn [... hqny T]—
   2  ʾ(l)b (y)wm f(d)[y mwk—
   3  l]-(h)w w-rṯd T(ʾlb) (nfs¹)-(h)[w
   4  w]-wld-hw ʾ(bkʾ) w-(qny)-(h)[w]

Apparatus
1[R]ḏm: the integration of this name is hypothetical.
2-3ywm fd[y mwkl]-hw: integration proposed by Bauer and Lundin 1998: 129 and based on Nami NN 27, 3-4.
4The reading of personal name ʾbkʾ (documented only in Ja 621, 1) is not certain.

TRANSLATIONS

French

   1  [Ra]dhm fils d'[(Un tel) a dédié à Ta]-
   2  ʾlab le jour où il s'acquit[ta de] son [obliga-
   3  tion], et il a confié à la protection de Taʾlab s[on] âme
   4  [et] son enfant Abkaʾ (?) et s[es] biens.
2-3This translation is following that one of A. Jamme in Nami NN 27.
4The noun wld, usually with a collective sense, in this context means little boy.
Frantsouzoff 2016: 90-91Frantsouzoff, Serguei A. 2016. Nihm. Fasc. A: Les documents. Fasc. B: Les planches. With contribution by Christian J. Robin. Inventaire des inscriptions sudarabiques. (8 vols), Paris: De Boccard. [Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres; Collège de France, Laboratoire des Études Sémitiques anciennes; Académie des sciences de Russie Institut des manuscrits orientaux]

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
Measuresh. 55, w. 120
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Provenance
Modern siteBanū Ṣāʿ
Ancient siteunknown
Geographical areaNihm
CountryYemen
Archaeological contextReligious context: Temple of Tʾlb
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bauer and Lundin 1998: 128-129, fig. 270Bauer, Gleb M. and Lundin (=Loundine), Avraam G. 1998. Pamjatniki Drevnej Istorii i Kultury. Južnaja Aravija. Part 2: Epigraficheskie pamjiatniki drevnego Jemena. 2. St.-Petersburg: Zentr "Peterburgskoe vostokovedenie". [Akademia nauk, Institut Vostokovedenija, Sankt-Peterburgskiy filial]
Frantsouzoff 2016: 90-91, pls 13/a-cFrantsouzoff, Serguei A. 2016. Nihm. Fasc. A: Les documents. Fasc. B: Les planches. With contribution by Christian J. Robin. Inventaire des inscriptions sudarabiques. (8 vols), Paris: De Boccard. [Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres; Collège de France, Laboratoire des Études Sémitiques anciennes; Académie des sciences de Russie Institut des manuscrits orientaux]