Stone Altar Dedicated From Shouddu Son Of Ta’anu

Description

A group of twenty-two Palmyrene inscriptions from the second and third centuries CE, written on stone altars for burning incense and pouring liquids, is dedicated to a god named simply as ‘The merciful’: RḤMNʾ (*). The item on display here is an exemplary example of the forms of these mentions.

Reading

MWDʾ ŠʿDW BR
ṬʿNW LRḤMNʾ
ʿL ḤYWHY WḤYʾ
ʾNŠWHY BYRḤ ṬBT ŠNT 5-
50

Translation:

Thanksgiving of Shoaddu, son of
Ta’anu for the merci- ful.
For his life and the life of
his people. In the month Ṭebet, year
239 ce.

(Literature by Aleksandra Kubiak-Schneider, 2016 – Note the references section)

  • Material: Limestone

  • Date: 239 CE

  • Item Dimensions:

  • Excavated from: Palmyra-

  • Archaeological Mission: Polish archaeological mission. Michal Gawlikowski

  • Inventory number: A1416/8424 – Archaeological Museum Of Palmyra – 2011

Excavation Site Location

PAT 0997 with the rectification of the date from 570 to 550 by A. Kubiak-Schneider in the catalogue of the dedications, cf. Kubiak-Schneider 2016

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( * ) Revisiting the religious life of Palmyra | Chapter 9:  Bel the merciful by Aleksandra Kubiak | PHD

( *) Image and description are courtesy of  Aleksandra Kubiak | PHD

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