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Title: New Aramaic Clay Tablets
Author(s): LIPIŃSKI, Edward
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 59    Issue: 3-4   Date: mei-augustus 2002   
Pages: 245-259
DOI: 10.2143/BIOR.59.3.2015674

Abstract :
The number of Aramaic clay tablets from the Neo-Assyrian period is slowly but steadily increasing and the publication of 24 new texts and fragments of the kind is a wellcome event, even if no handcopy of the inscriptions and no palaeographic tables of the scripts are provided. All the tablets are photographed, but the resulting reproductions are not always of the best quality and several problematic or damaged letters can hardly be recognized. The use of italics to indicate incompletely preserved letters does not fulfil its purpose, as some of them are only slightly damaged and can be identified without any difficulty, while traces of others cannot even be distinguished on the photographs. As a matter of fact, two major items from the Moussaieff Collection, viz. Nos. 1 and 2, have been published previously by Th. Kwasman with copies of the tablets by M.J. Geller and photographs of No. 1. Besides, No. 18 was published by A. Lemaire in Michmanim.

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