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Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)
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Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

André Lemaire

Abstract

Since 1980, epigraphic discoveries and researches have thrown new light on the Levant during the Achaemenid period (533-332 BCE). As an epigrapher who published many new Phoenician, Aramaic and Hebrew inscriptions André Lemaire shows how these inscriptions illuminate the history and daily life of the Persian period Phoenicians, Israelites and Idumeans. Thanks to them, it is now possible to know more precisely the history of the four Phoenician kingdoms (Aradus, Byblos, Sidon and Tyre) and of the Cisjordan provinces (Samaria, Judaea and Idumaea) as well as the way of life of Judean groups in th ... More

Keywords: Epigraphy, History, Levant, Persian period, Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Bible

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265895
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

André Lemaire, author
Sorbonne, Paris