An early Christian Arabic graffito mentioning ‘Yazid the king’

Y Shdaifat, Ahmad Al-Jallad*, Z al-Salameen, R. Harahsheh

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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This article is an edition and commentary on an early Christian Arabic inscription discovered near Qaṣr Burquʿ in northeastern Jordan. The text mentions a certain yzydw ʾl-mlk ‘Yazid the king’ and could date to the sixth or seventh century. We discuss the text's palaeography, its relevance for the history of the Arabic script, and attempt to identify the historical figure to which it refers.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)315-324
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftArabian Archaeology and Epigraphy
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - nov-2017
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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