The Language of Rebellion in Psalm 2 and in the Plaster Texts

Abstract

Editor's Note: The Deir `Alla material treated here by Victor Sasson is a portion of a lengthy inscription on plaster discovered in fragmentary state within the ruins of a building at Deir ‘Alla in Transjordan. This inscription, which claims to be "the sayings of Balaam," had apparently fallen from an upright position, breaking into two main clusters of fragments plus a scattering of smaller clusters and individual pieces lying between those two larger groups. As the two main clusters were pieced together (with gaps in the text, of course), the reconstructions came to be designated as "combinations." Sasson's article deals with a section from the "first combination"—i.e., text pieced together from the main cluster of fragments representing the beginning portion of the inscription.

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@inproceedings{ALLA2005TheLO, title={The Language of Rebellion in Psalm 2 and in the Plaster Texts}, author={FROM DEIR ‘ALLA and Victor Sasson}, year={2005} }