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The Jeselsohn Collection of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea

Ada Yardeni

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$129.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-965-217-394-2

757 pages
8.5" × 11"
1159 color illustrations
2016

The Jeselsohn Collection of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea

Ada Yardeni

This volume presents 574 ostraca—potsherds containing short notes written in ink—from the collection of David and Jemima Jeselsohn, almost all dating from the fourth century B.C.E. The 560 Aramaic and 9 Greek texts included here reveal information about the daily life of the rural population in Israel at a crucial turning point in history. For each item, there is a high-resolution photo, a hand-drawn copy, a ceramic analysis and description, and an interpretation of the writing that places it in its historical context and notes similar texts.

 

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This volume presents 574 ostraca—potsherds containing short notes written in ink—from the collection of David and Jemima Jeselsohn, almost all dating from the fourth century B.C.E. The 560 Aramaic and 9 Greek texts included here reveal information about the daily life of the rural population in Israel at a crucial turning point in history. For each item, there is a high-resolution photo, a hand-drawn copy, a ceramic analysis and description, and an interpretation of the writing that places it in its historical context and notes similar texts.

Framed by a foreword and three introductory essays, this volume also includes glossaries of words, names, place names, and terms. The attached bookmark contains a USB flash drive with the concordance of words, names, and months.

Ada Yardeni is a world-renowned expert on Hebrew paleography. She is a scholar, artist, and author of nine books, including The Book of Hebrew Script and A-dventure-Z: The Story of the Alphabet.

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