CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Early Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyLegal text

GENERAL NOTES

Possibly Ancient Sabaic inscription, period A. This is a legal and construction text.

TEXT


   1  ʿm(ʾ)ns¹ bn ʿmyṯʿ bn S²wbtm ʿ—
   2  s¹y kl nḫl-hw ḏt Brn w-bny ḥr—
   3  mt-hw Mḏb ms¹qy Mys¹rm w-Mr—
   4  n b-ʿṯtr w-b ʾlmqh w-b ḏt
   5  [Ḥmym w-b ḏt Bʿdnm w-b Yd]—
   6  ʿʾl Byn

Apparatus
5Line 5 is omitted in Halévy's copy and is restored by CIH.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  ʿmʿns¹ son of ʿmyṯʿ of the family S²btwm bought
   2  all his palmgrove ḏt Brn and built his enclosure
   3  Mḏb, irrigation device of Mys¹rn and Mr‒
   4  n by ʿṯtr and by ʾlmqh and by ḏt
   5  Ḥmym and by ḏt Bʿdnm and by Yd‒
   6  ʿʾl Byn.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Provenance
Modern siteal-Ḥazm
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaal-Jawf
CountryYemen
FoundReemployed. In modern times
NotesThe inscriptions found by Halévy in the modern village of al-Ḥazm are reemployed and most probably come from the near sites of Haram, Nashq or Qarnaw (Robin 1992 a: 14). Ydʿʾl Byn mentioned in the text is frequently attested in the inscriptions from Nashq.
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