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Bibil Identifier bibil:204483
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Zu einer Lesart und dem historischen Hintergrund des Fragments B der Stele von Tel Dan
Author Staszak, Martin
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 142)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language German
Pages 67-77 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The two fragments B, and B2 of the Tel Dan stele cannot be read together with the bigger fragment A as a coherent text but are parts from the lower edge of the stele, whereas A comes from its upper edge. While the translation and interpretation of DAN B becomes more difficult by this an approach to the text may be possible by the causativ reading of the two imperfect forms in lines 3 and 5 ("And he let come the kings of [ ]"; "[and] I took away from seven / seventy"). Together with the fragments of two names which may be those of Joram and Ahaziah, we can conclude that in fragment B king Hazael justifies his coup d'etat claiming that the god Hadad made him king, whereas in fragment A his son Bar Hadad II speaks. Thus the Tel Dan stele seems to refer to aramaic traditions which possibly could have influenced the biblical story about Elisha who "proclaimed" Hazael king during his visit to Damascus (2Kgs 8,7-15).
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Steles : Tel Dan Stele
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