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An inscription relating to Baalshamin in Palmyra (1)

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12 Assyrian Identity

1st century CE
Roman Empire
Aramaic culture

This entire portico, its columns and its deck-beam and its roof, has offered Yarhai son of Lishamsh son of Raai who belongs to the Beni Maazin, to Baalshamin the good and rewarding god, for the life of himself and the life of his sons and his brothers. In the month Elul of the year 378 (September 67 CE)


Dijkstra 1995, 112-113Dijkstra, 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.
Dunant 1971, 1a en 1bDunant, Christiane. Le sanctuaire de Baalshamin à Palmyre. Vol. 3: Les inscriptions. Bibliotheca Helvetica Romana 10. Rome: Institut Suisse de Rome 1971.

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