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Title: Bel at Palmyra and Elsewhere in the Parthina Period
Author(s): DALLEY, Stephanie
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 7    Issue: 1   Date: 1995   
Pages: 137-151
DOI: 10.2143/ARAM.7.1.2002224

Abstract :
Palmyra has been studied mainly by scholars whose background is either in Graeco-roman studies, or else in West Semitic languages. Its architecture includes such eminently Greek features as an agora, a colonnaded street and a theatre. Yet its main temple is dedicated to the god Bel, a Babylonian epithet from the sphere of East Semitic language.

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