New dated inscriptions (Nabataean and pre-Islamic Arabic) from a site near al-Jawf, ancient Dūmah, Saudi Arabia

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New dated inscriptions (Nabataean and pre-Islamic Arabic) from a site near al-Jawf, ancient Dūmah, Saudi Arabia

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: New dated inscriptions (Nabataean and pre-Islamic Arabic) from a site near al-Jawf, ancient Dūmah, Saudi Arabia
Author: Nehmé, Laïla
Start Page: 121
End Page: 164
Publisher: Leiden Center for the Study of Ancient Arabia (LeiCenSAA)
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: Nabataean inscriptions
Pre-Islamic Arabic
Dumah
Saudi Arabia
Roman army
Abstract: This article publishes eighteen inscriptions: seventeen in the Nabataean script and one in the pre-Islamic Arabic script, all from the area of al-Jawf, ancient Dūmat al-Jandal, in north-west Arabia. It includes the edition of the texts as well as a discussion of their significance. The pre-Islamic Arabic text, DaJ144PAr1, is dated to the mid-sixth century ad. It is important because it is the first text firmly dated to the sixth century ad from north-west Arabia. The Nabataean texts are interesting because they are dated to the beginning of the second century ad and they mention both cavalrymen (Nabataean pršyʾ) and a centurion (Nabataean qnṭrywnʾ).
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Series/Report no.: Arabian Epigraphic Notes;2017-3
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/54231
 

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