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Seven unpublished JPalmyrene Inscriptions. — By Richard 
Gottheil, Professor in Columbia University, New 
York, N. Y. 1 

1. Male figure ; three lines of inscription. Property of Messrs. 
A. A. Yantine & Co., of New York. The script is evidently old. 

*Q ID^O Malku son of 
U3f7 Haggu. 
bltl Woe ! 

2. Female figure ; eight lines of inscription. Property of 
Messrs. A. A. Yantine & Co., of New York. The script is late. 
Date on inscription 522, Seleucid era,= 210 A. D. 



>ny 


Athe 


JTO 


daughter of 


nwny 


Athe-shur. 


^nn 


Woe ! 


DM 


In the year 


ii .xx .c .v 


522 


rrva 


in the month 


J33C3 


Tebet. 



With the name Athe-Shur compare IDVftt , TlBHfUJ etc. It 
might, then, mean "Athe is a wall," i. e., a defense. 

3. Male figure ; five lines of inscription. In the possession of 
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Monumental script. 

nn^nar Zabd-Athe 

JOm 13 Son of Wahba 

nftfTDt 13 Son of Zabd-Athe, 

TY\ fY? 13)7 *1 which has erected for him 

PTQ JO Wahba his Son. 

The names are well known. The family-tree would, then, be 



1 1 have to thank Messrs. A. A. Van tine & Co., and General Cesnola, 
Director of the Metropolitan Museum, for kindly placing photographs 
of the inscriptions at my disposal. 



110 R. Gottheil, [1900. 

Zabd-Athe 

I 
Wahba 

Zabd-Athe 

I 
Wahba 

4. Male figure ; eight lines of inscription. In the possession of 
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The script is half 
monumental. 

KtJ'flJ) Gravestone 
tin this [of] 
tinyilt Zabd-Athe 
PMIJTQt -Q Son of Zabd-Athe 
H 1 ? *"D# ^T which has erected for him 
JOJYI Wahba 
*mnN his brother. 
*?3n Woe ! 
It is impossible to say whether either of the persons mentioned 
here is identical with the Zabd-Athe or Wahba of the preceding 
inscription. 

5. Male figure ; three lines of inscription, which may be merely 
the remnant of a longer inscription. Script the same as the pre- 
ceding. In the possession of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 
New York. 



{CHI Wahba 
IS}? *T which has erected 
*mni< h* 8 brother. 

6. Upon the right hand side of the preceding figure there are 
remnants of three lines of an inscription. I do not believe that 
they have any connection with the inscription on the left hand 
side. As it is difficult to distinguish what the letters are, no 
sense can be made out of the inscription. In the possession of 
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N. Y. 

? ? 

V3X . • • 

? 




7. 



Vol. xxi.] Seven Unpublished Palmyrene Inscriptions. Ill 

7. Male figure ; four lines of inscription ; late cursive script. 
In the possession of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N. Y. 

JO'py Akiba 

Ipynp *D Son of Athe-Akab 

lOU the leper, 

^n Woe ! 

I believe that the name Akiba is new on the Palmyrene inscrip- 
tions. It is well known in later Hebrew. Compare also the Syriac 
" l^nS ? 1^ ? Payne-Smith, col. 2962 ; Athe-Akab = aOryxKafios, 
Lidzbarzki, Handbuch der Nordsemitischen Epigraphik, p. 348. 
}0*"U occurs once again, Lidzbarzki, p. 252. Cf. the name JO***U , 
deVogtie, 141, 3.