Altar with dedication text from Ogeilu Son Of Taimarṣu
Altar With Dedication Text From Ogeilu Son Of Taimarṣu
This votive altar was found buried in the wall Bel temple (*); it was obviously re-employed as a stone during the original renovation work that took place on the temple. Its original location, before being reused, remains unknown. What distinguishes this altar, however, is the semi-perfect condition of the stone as well as the inscribed Aramaic text.
The Inscription on this altar translates as follow (*)
“ʿOgeilu son of Taimarṣu, son of
Ḥama, dedicated this altar. He
offered to the Merciful and to The
Good and Rewarding God. In
fulfillment of a vow to him, whom
he had called and who saw and
listened him. In the month of
Ṭebet, year AD 221
Date: 221 CE
Excavated from: Palmyra – The Altar has been reimposed in the wall of Bel Temple (*)
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