Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Aramaic Texts from Deir 'Alla

Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. 4to. 324,26pp. Dark blue cloth with gold decoration and lettering on cover in original dustjacket. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly bumped. Some creasing, chipping discoloration and tearing to dj. Small stamp and note in blue pen on free front endpaper. "In 1967 the Dutch excavators of Deir'Alla, in Jordan, found a number of large fragments of texts written with ink on plaster. The texts, which could be dated around 700 B.C., proved to be in a hitherto unknown Aramaic dialect and of prophetic content. The present volume contains archaeological and paleographic introductions, transcriptions and translations of the texts, a philological commentary, a study of the grammatical features, a list of words, and facsimiles (autographed as well as photographed)." Illustrated with color and b'w photographs as well as 4 fold-out maps. Part of a series "Documenta et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui", Volumen Undevicesimum. With contributions by H.J. Franken, V.R. Mehra, J. Voskuil and J.A. Mosk. Preface by P.A.H. De Boer. Dj in good, book in very good condition. vg. Item #14729
ISBN: 9004045740

Price: $275.00

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