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Title: On Silver and Gold
Subtitle: Two Jewish Lamellae from Late Antiquity
Author(s): ABUDRAHAM, Ohad
Journal: Semitica
Volume: 64    Date: 2022   
Pages: 131-158
DOI: 10.2143/SE.64.0.3291270

Abstract :
This article presents the editio princeps of two Jewish lamellae from Late Antiquity. The lamellae are made of silver (Wolfe NA 2) and Gold (Wolfe NA 11). They include several elements typical to these kinds of sources, such as sequences of magic symbols, catalogs of untranslatable magic words, invocations in the name of God and his divine epithets, adjurations in the name of angels, etc. The two lamellae, especially the first one, display heavy influences from the Greco-Egyptian magical tradition.

Editio princeps de deux lamelles juives tardo-antiques. Les lamelles sont d’argent (Wolfe NA 2) et d’or (Wolfe NA 11). On y trouve des éléments typiques de ce type de documents: séquences de symboles magiques, catalogues de mots magiques intraduisibles, invocations au nom de Dieu avec épithètes divines, adjurations au nom d’anges, etc. Les deux lamelles révèlent une influence majeure de la tradition magique gréco-égyptienne.

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