The Tell Dan Aramaic Inscription: The Problems of a New Minimized Reading

  title={The Tell Dan Aramaic Inscription: The Problems of a New Minimized Reading},
  author={V. Sasson},
  journal={Journal of Semitic Studies},
  • V. Sasson
  • Published 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Semitic Studies
Originally a doctoral thesis, The Tel Dan Inscription: A Reappraisal and a New Interpretation by George Athas aims to be a definitive study of the Old Aramaic inscription from Tell Dan. Its author has adopted the methods of the deconstructionists (= Minimizers). The Hebrew Bible is said to be 'an unknown quantity at best and a pure fabrication at worst'; the term bytdwd in the inscription is not in reference to the House of David (= Judah) but to Jerusalem as 'a small principality' or 'a small… Expand
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