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BabMed Internal Workshop 'Newly excavated Aramaic texts on clay vessels and ostraca dealing with divination’. by Esther Eshel, Prof. of Bar-Ilan University, Israel and M.J. Geller, Freie Universität Berlin

19.09.2016 - 21.09.2016

These texts represent a large body of Aramaic texts dealing with themes usually associated with Mesopotamian science (e.g. divination), hinting at similar texts which probably existed in Mesopotamia but have never been found because of the fragile nature of writing materials. This group of texts from a 3rd century BCE Idumean city of Maresha in southern Israel have significant information to provide on Aramaic disease names and material medica, which is extremely rare to find in excavated texts. The material requires considerably more work from specialists used to working on divination and related themes.

Esther Eshel: see personal website
Markham J. Geller: mgeller@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Zeit & Ort

19.09.2016 - 21.09.2016

BabMed, TOPOI-Haus, Freie Universität Dahlem