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West Semitic Inscriptions Collection (2 vols.)
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West Semitic Inscriptions Collection (2 vols.)

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Archaeological Center Publications 1994–2003

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Gathering Interest

Overview

The West Semitic Inscriptions Collection presents nearly 70 artifacts from the biblical period with inscriptions in Phoenician, Hebrew, Ammonite, and Aramaic. Leading archaeologists Robert Deutsch and Michael Heltzer, and epigrapher André Lemaire, interpret inscriptions from the Adoniram Collection as well as 40 new inscriptions found on artifacts dating from the eleventh to the fifth century BC. Study bronze arrowheads, gold pendants, seals, votive bowls, and more to learn how these objects speak to us of the cultures and people found in the Bible.

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Key Features

  • Examines nearly 70 artifacts from the ancient Near East
  • Translates inscriptions from in Phoenician, Hebrew, Ammonite, and Aramaic
  • Offers insight the into people and culture of the biblical period

Product Details

  • Title: West Semitic Inscriptions Collection
  • Publisher: Archaeological Center Publications
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 155
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Ancient Near East

Individual Titles

The Adoniram Collection of West Semitic Inscriptions

  • Authors: Robert Deutsch and André Lemaire
  • Publisher: Archaeological Center Publications
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 55

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The “Adoniram” collection was formed by a Swiss collector during a period of 20 years and includes 29 inscribed items: two bronze arrowheads, 22 stone seals, two gold pendants, and three bronze weights. Together they span 700 years, from the eleventh century through the fifth century BC. Learn about the significance of the artifacts, theories of how they were used, and how they contribute to our knowledge of the past.

Robert Deutsch holds a PhD from Tel Aviv University. His focus is on inscriptions from the First Temple Period, ancient coins, and Jewish iconography. He is a biblical archaeologist, and he also taught at the University of Haifa in Israel. He is the proprietor of the Archaeological Center in Old Jaffa, Israel. Deutsch is the author and editor of several books, including Messages from the Past: Hebrew Bullae from the Time of Isaiah through the Destruction of the First Temple and West Semitic Epigraphic News of the 1st Millennium BCE.

André Lemaire is director of studies of history and philology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes of the Sorbonne in Paris. He teaches Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as epigraphy and philology. He has written and coauthored several books, including The Birth of Monotheism: The Rise and Disappearance of Yahwism and Ministry in the Church.

Forty New Ancient West Semitic Inscriptions

  • Authors: Robert Deutsch and Michael Heltzer
  • Publisher: Archaeological Center Publications
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 100

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Examine 40 inscriptions from the biblical period—unpublished until now. Robert Deutsch and Michael Heltzer present ancient Phoenician, Hebrew, Ammonite, and Aramaic inscriptions on artifacts such as bronze arrowheads, ceramic decanters and jar handles, personal seal and seal-impressions, weights, and votive bronze bowls. These inscriptions cover from the eleventh through the fifth century BC.

Robert Deutsch holds a PhD from Tel Aviv University. His focus is on inscriptions from the First Temple Period, ancient coins, and Jewish iconography. He is a biblical archaeologist, and he also taught at the University of Haifa in Israel. He is the proprietor of the Archaeological Center in Old Jaffa, Israel. Deutsch is the author and editor of several books, including Messages from the Past: Hebrew Bullae from the Time of Isaiah through the Destruction of the First Temple and West Semitic Epigraphic News of the 1st Millennium BCE.

Michael Heltzer (b. 1928) is an archaeology professor at the University of Haifa, Israel. He studied at the University of Leningrad’s department of Semitic languages and the ancient Orient. He chose to specialize in Judaic issues, although at that time in Soviet Russia no specialists were allowed to teach those subjects. He received his MA in 1950 and his PhD in 1954, while simultaneously teaching high school. In 1963 he finally received an assistant professorship at the Pedagogic Institute of Vilnius, and a professorship in 1970. He immigrated to Israel in 1971. He began teaching at the University of Haifa in 1972 and became a full professor in 1980. He has written and edited several books, including The Province Judah and the Jews in Persian Times and Rural Community in Ancient Ugarit.