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To the Madbar and Back Again. Studies in the languages, archaeology, and cultures of Arabia par Laïla Nehmé et Ahmad Al-Jallad (November 2017)

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Laila Nehmé, Ph.D. (1994) University of Paris I, is Director of Research at the CNRS since 2014. She received a knighthood in the Ordre National du Mérite, in 2010. She works on the development of Nabataean writing in Arabic scripture, and is compiling a corpus of Nabatéo-Arabic Texts (4th-5th centuries) on which she carries out paleographic and linguistics analyses.

Ahmad Al-Jallad, Ph.D. (2012) Harvard University, is an Assistant Professor at Leiden University. He has published on the comparative grammar of the Semitic languages, the history of Arabic, and on the epigraphy of Ancient North Arabia, including An Outline of the Grammar of the Safaitic Inscriptions (Brill, 2015).


Michael C.A. Macdonald is one of the great names of Arabian Studies. He pioneered the field of Ancient North Arabian and made invaluable contributions to the history of Arabia and the nomads of the Near East, their languages, and their scripts. This volume gathers thirty-two innovative contributions from leading scholars in the field to honor the career of Michael C.A. Macdonald, covering the languages and scripts of ancient Arabia, their history and archaeology, the Hellenistic Near East, and the modern dialects and languages of Arabia. The book is an essential part of the library of any who study the Near East, its languages and its cultures.


Front Matter
Pages: i–xliv

Les artisans et professions « libérales » dans le domaine nabatéen
By: Laïla Nehmé
Pages: 3–25

Anmerkungen zum safaitischen und althebräischen Onomastikon
By: Walter W. Müller
Pages: 26–40

Safaitic Prayers, Curses, Grief and More from Wadi Salhub—North-Eastern Jordan
By: Hani Hayajneh
Pages: 41–68

Notes on ḥwb in Safaitic
By: Chiara Della Puppa
Pages: 69–80

Traditional Music or Religious Ritual? Ancient Rock Art Illumined by Bedouin Custom
By: Ali al-Manaser
Pages: 81–95

The Formularies and Their Historical Implications: Two Examples from Ancient South Arabian Epigraphic Documentation
By: Alessandra Avanzini
Pages: 96–115

Ancient South Arabian Graffiti from Shabathān (Governorate of al-Bayḍāʾ, Yemen)
By: Alessia Prioletta
Pages: 116–153

Schreiben, meißeln, Fehler machen. Zur Funktion von Schrift im öffentlichen Raum im antiken Südarabien
By: Peter Stein
Pages: 154–201

The Phonemes ẓ and ṭ in the Dadanitic Inscriptions
By: Fokelien Kootstra
Pages: 202–217

Dadanitic Inscriptions from Jabal al-Khraymāt (Madāʾin Ṣāliḥ)
By: María del Carmen Hidalgo-Chacón Díez
Pages: 218–237

Un sanctuaire de montagne : Mushannaf
By: Maurice Sartre
Pages: 238–252

Un pasteur et un soldat ? Deux inscriptions grecques d’ époque romaine à l’ est du Jabal Ḥawrān
By: François Villeneuve
Pages: 253–269

Méharistes et cavaliers romains dans le désert jordanien
By: Pierre-Louis Gatier
Pages: 270–297

Goras, sanglier ou jeune lion (ou onagre) ?
By: Jean-Baptiste Yon
Pages: 298–308

A Lead Syriac Protective Talisman
By: Sebastian Brock
Pages: 309–326

Two New Arabic Inscriptions: Arabian Castles and Christianity in the Umayyad Period
By: Robert Hoyland
Pages: 327–337

The Etymology of Ḥattā
By: Ahmad Al-Jallad
Pages: 338–345

Are Libyco-Berber Horizontal ṯ and Vertical h the Same Sign?
By: Marijn van Putten
Pages: 346–357

The Outer Wall of Taymāʾ and Its Dating to the Bronze Age
By: Arnulf Hausleiter
Pages: 361–391

Pottery from the “Midianite Heartland”? On Tell Kheleifeh and Qurayyah Painted Ware. New Evidence from the Harvard Semitic Museum
By: Marta Luciani
Pages: 392–438

A Caravan Merchant Family of ‘Antioch on the Chrysorhoas’. A Glimpse of Hellenistic Gerasa as a Caravanserai
By: Ina Kehrberg(-Ostrasz)
Pages: 439–448

The Visit of Mālik bin Muʿāwiyah, King of Kindah and Maḏḥiǧ to the Himyarite King Šammar Yuharʿiš in Maʾrib
By: Mohammed Maraqten
Pages: 449–460

Der rituelle Umzug des Yadaʿʾil Ḏarīḥ nach Ṣirwāḥ
By: Norbert Nebes
Pages: 461–478

Sedentism of Arabs in the 8th–4th Centuries BC
By: Israel Ephʿal
Pages: 479–488

Reflections on Arab Leadership in Late Antiquity
By: Greg Fisher
Pages: 489–521

A Paradise in the Desert: Iram at the Intersection of One Thousand and One Nights, Quranic Exegesis, and Arabian History
By: Orhan Elmaz
Pages: 522–550

Mourning for the Dead and the Beginning of Idolatry in the Kitāb al-Aṣnām and the Spelunca Thesaurorum—an Unknown Parallel to Sūrat at-Takāṯur (Q102)?
By: Konstantin M. Klein
Pages: 551–566

Temple Inscriptions and “the Death of the God(s)”
By: John F. Healey
Pages: 567–580

‘The Conception of Jesus’
By: Hannah M. Cotton Paltiel
Pages: 581–598

Drink Long and Drink in Peace: Singing to Livestock at Water in Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman
By: Miranda J. Morris and Sālim ʕAwaḏ̣ Ahmad al-Shaḥri
Pages: 601–621

South Arabian Sibilants and the Śḥerɛ̄t s̃ š Contrast
By: Alex Bellem and Janet C.E. Watson
Pages: 622–644

Was There a “Bedouinisation” of Arabia? Probably Not, at Least in the Way It Has So Far Been Portrayed
By: William Lancaster and Fidelity Lancaster
Pages: 645–711

Pages: 713–714

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