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ʿAbdallāh 1979 a: 51, fig. 9
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Southern Middle Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Chronology
PeriodD
Date146 Radm
Textual typologyConstruction text

TEXT


   1  Nṣrm Yhḥmd bn Mʿhr w-ḏ-Ḫwln qyl
   2  Rdmn w-Ḫwln hqḥ w-hqs²b w-ṯfl mrw-hm—
   3  w Tgyb l-wyn-hmw Klnm b-s¹rn Rḥbm
   4  bn mwṯr-hw ʿd-s²qr-hw b-rdʾ w-mqm S¹yn |
   5  ḏ-ʾlm w-ʿm ḏ-Mbrqm w-b-rdʾ w-tḥrg mr—
   6  ʾ-hmw ʾlʿz Ylṭ mlk Ḥḍrmt w-b-ḫyl
   7  w-s²ʿt s²ʿb-hmw Rdmn w-Ḫwln b-ḫrfn ḏ—
   8  l-s¹ṯt w-ʾrbʿhy w-mʾt ḫryftm w-b-ḥg ʾ<n>by

Apparatus
7-8ʿAbdallāh has l-s¹ṯt instead of ḏl-s¹ṯt.
8it is more probable to imagine a mistake (ʾby for ʾnby) than a new Qatabanian god ʾby, as Müller did (Müller, Walter W. 2010: 189)

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Nṣrm Yhḥmd ibn Mʿhr and ḏ-Ḫwln, qyl
   2  of Rdmn and Ḫwln completed, rebuilt, cleaned out their
   3  irrigation system Tgyb for their vineyard Klnm in the valley Rḥbm
   4  from the foundation to the top. With the help and thw power of S¹yn
   5  ḏ-ʾlm, ʿm ḏ-Mbrqm; with the help and the authority of
   6  their lord ʾlʿz Ylṭ, king of Ḥaḍramawt; with the might,
   7  the support of their tribe Rdmn and Ḫwln. In the year
   8  one hundred forty-six. In accordance with ʾnby.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeRock inscription
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteal-Miʿsāl
Ancient siteWʿln
Geographical areaal-Bayḍāʾ
CountryYemen
FoundIn situ
Archaeological contextAgricultural irrigation context
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CULTURAL NOTES

The tribe of Radmān is under the power of Ḥaḍramawt.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ʿAbdallāh 1979 a: 29-36 (photo p. 51)ʿAbdallāh, Yūsuf M. 1979. Mudawwana al-nuqūš al-yamaniyya al-qadīma. Dirāsāt Yamaniyya, 2: 47-75.
Müller, Walter W. 2010: 17Müller, Walter W. 2010. Sabäische Inschriften nach Ären datiert. Bibliographie, Texte und Glossar. (Veröffentlichungen der Orientalischen Kommission, 53). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.