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Tel Dan Inscription: A Reappraisal and a New Introduction
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Tel Dan Inscription: A Reappraisal and a New Introduction


Sheffield Academic Press 2003

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Tel Dan Inscription is the first book-length treatment of the most important, and controversial, inscription found in Israel in recent years. The inscription contains a possible mention of the name “David” and is thought by many scholars to verify the existence of this king. This volume contains a full account of the discovery, epigraphic analysis, paleographical analysis, possible arrangement of the three fragments discovered, textual analysis and historical commentary. It is more thorough in each of these treatments than any preceding discussion, and reviews all of the major theories about the inscription, with a well-considered conclusion.

Key Features

  • Thorough examination of the Tel Dan Inscription
  • Studies the historical, archaeological, and textual aspects of the inscription
  • All Scripture references are linked to Hebrew texts and English Bible translations in your library

Praise for the Print Edition

The author moves carefully through each line of the inscription, painstakingly interpreting the Hebrew and comparing it with what is found on other fragments. The charts, tables, graphs, and drawings are quite detailed, and the bibliography at the end of the book demonstrates the scholarly nature of the study

—Dianne Bergant, The Bible Today

Product Details

  • Title: Tel Dan Inscription: A Reappraisal and a New Introduction
  • Author: George Athas
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 352

About George Athas

George Athas received his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney. He is currently Lecturer of Biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek at Moore College, Australia.

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