OCIANA

Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia


INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient North Arabian » Oasis North Arabian » Dadanitic
AlphabetAncient North Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueRelief
Textual typologyDedicatory text - fragmentary

GENERAL NOTES

Line 1-2. The rock is broken above and to the right of the text with the loss of the beginning of these lines.
U 007 was carved in the small, irregular space remaining between U 003, U 008, and U 014, all of which must have been carved before it. As a result, the lines of U 007 are of different lengths. Because U 008 have already been carved in the space immediately below line 3 of this text, the three letters of line 4 have to be carved in a small space immediately before U 008/1.

TEXT


   1  [... ...]wh hḏm
   2  [....]h ʾẓll h-ẓll n—
   3  ḏr l-ḏ-Ġbt bʿd ml-h f-rḍ-h w-s¹—
   4  ʿd-h

Apparatus
1Altheim and Stiehl followed by van den Branden read h(s¹)m rather than hḏm
Abū l-Ḥasan reads hḍm for hḏm.
2Altheim and Stiehl followed van den Branden read yẓll for ʾẓll
Abū l-Ḥasan reads ʾṭll h- ṭll rather than ʾẓll h- ẓll.
3Altheim and Stiehl followed van den Branden read mlṭ for ml -h.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  [......wh] Hḏm
   2  [......] performed the ẓll-ceremony (in fulfillment of) a
   3  vow for ḏ-Ġbt for the sake of his property and so favour him and
   4  help him.
1-2Because of the lacunae, any restoration can be no more than a suggestion.

For the translation of nḏr as an adverbial accusative ‘in fulfilment of a
vow’, see Wehr apud Sima (p.99).
For others translations see the bibliography.
Altheim and Stiehl 1968: 29-30 (A), pls 3, 5 and 6Altheim, Franz and Stiehl, Ruth 1968. Neue liḥyānische Inschriften. Mit einem Beitrag Gonzague Ryckmans. Die Araber in der alten Welt, 5/1: 24-33.
van den Branden 1969: 76 (no. 36)Van den Branden, Albert 1969. Les inscriptions Liḥyanites de R. Stiehl. Al-Machriq, 63: 67-79.
Stiehl 1971: 19 (A 11), pl. 17Stiehl, Ruth 1971. Neue liḥyānische Inschriften aus al-‛Uḏaib. Pages 3-40 in Altheim, Franz and Stiehl, Ruth (ed.). Christentum am Roten Meer I. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter.
al-Qudra 1993: 18 (L 011)al-Qudra, Ḥusayn M. 1993. Dirāsa muʿǧamīya li-ʾalfāẓ an-nuqūš al-liḥyānīya fī ʾiṭār al-luġāt as-sāmīya al-ǧanūbīya. (MA).
Abū l-Ḥasan 1418/1997: 173-174 (AH 57), pl. 8 (facsimile)Abū l-Ḥasan, Ḥusayn 1418/1997. Qirāʾa li-kitābāt liḥyānīya min ǧabal ʿIkma bi-minṭaqat al-ʿUlā. ar-Riyāḍ: maktabat al-malik Fahd al-waṭanīya.
Sima 1999c: 7 (U 007), pls 2b and 3aSima, Alexander 1999. Die lihyanischen Inschriften von al-ʿUḏayb (Saudi-Arabien). (Epigraphische Forschungen auf der Arabischen Halbinsel, 1). Rahden/Westf.: Leidorf.
Farès-Drappeau 2005: 197 (D 104), pl. XXVIFarès-Drappeau, Saba 2005. Dédan et Liḥyân. Histoire des Arabes aux confins des pouvoirs perse et hellénistique (IVe-IIe s. avant l'ère chrétienne). (Travaux de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Mediterranée, 42). Lyon: Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée; J. Pouilloux.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeRock inscription
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin
Modern siteal-ʿUlā
Ancient siteDdn
Geographical areaḤijāz
CountrySaudi Arabia
NotesFound in Al-ʿUḏayb (Ǧabal ʿIkmah). The inscription is carved amongst a mass of others on one side of the huge rock, which Stiehl called ‘Block A’. It is above U 008 and U 003 and to the right of U 014.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Altheim and Stiehl 1968: 29-30 (A), pls 3, 5 and 6Altheim, Franz and Stiehl, Ruth 1968. Neue liḥyānische Inschriften. Mit einem Beitrag Gonzague Ryckmans. Die Araber in der alten Welt, 5/1: 24-33.
van den Branden 1969: 76 (no. 36)Van den Branden, Albert 1969. Les inscriptions Liḥyanites de R. Stiehl. Al-Machriq, 63: 67-79.
Stiehl 1971: 19 (A 11), pl. 17Stiehl, Ruth 1971. Neue liḥyānische Inschriften aus al-‛Uḏaib. Pages 3-40 in Altheim, Franz and Stiehl, Ruth (ed.). Christentum am Roten Meer I. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter.
al-Qudra 1993: 18 (L 011)al-Qudra, Ḥusayn M. 1993. Dirāsa muʿǧamīya li-ʾalfāẓ an-nuqūš al-liḥyānīya fī ʾiṭār al-luġāt as-sāmīya al-ǧanūbīya. (MA).
Abū l-Ḥasan 1418/1997: 173-174 (AH 57), pl. 8 (facsimile)Abū l-Ḥasan, Ḥusayn 1418/1997. Qirāʾa li-kitābāt liḥyānīya min ǧabal ʿIkma bi-minṭaqat al-ʿUlā. ar-Riyāḍ: maktabat al-malik Fahd al-waṭanīya.
Sima 1999c: 7 (U 007), pls 2b and 3aSima, Alexander 1999. Die lihyanischen Inschriften von al-ʿUḏayb (Saudi-Arabien). (Epigraphische Forschungen auf der Arabischen Halbinsel, 1). Rahden/Westf.: Leidorf.
Farès-Drappeau 2005: 197 (D 104), pl. XXVIFarès-Drappeau, Saba 2005. Dédan et Liḥyân. Histoire des Arabes aux confins des pouvoirs perse et hellénistique (IVe-IIe s. avant l'ère chrétienne). (Travaux de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Mediterranée, 42). Lyon: Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée; J. Pouilloux.