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An inscription to Šamaš in Palmyra (1)

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12 Assyrian Identity

01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

1st century CE
Roman Empire
Aramaic culture

CIS 2.3978:
In the month Elul of the year 396 (= September 85 CE) Lishamsh and Zebaida sons of Malku son of Yedibel son of Nesha who is also known as Bar-Abdibel who belong to the tribe of the Beni Migrat have made and offered for Šamaš the god of the house of their fathers this temple and this altar for the life of themselves and the life of their brothers and sons.

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CIS 2.3978


Dijkstra 1995, 103Dijkstra, Klaas. Life and Loyalty. A Study in the Socio-Religious Culture of Syria and Mesopotamia in the Graeco-Roman Period Based on Epigraphical Evidence. Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 128. Leiden, New York, Cologne: E. J. Brill 1995.

Amar Annus

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