maandag 8 juni 2015

Tanit in het oosten

Tanit in het oosten.
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- inscriptie van Sarepta op een ivoren plaatje uit c.550 v.C: “Dit beeld heeft Sjillem, zoon van Mip‘al, zoon van ‘Azzij, gemaakt voor de Tanit van Astarte.” Zie: J.B.Pritchard, Recovering Sarepta (Princeton, 1978). Pritchard gives the inscription a date from the 7th century BC, but G.Garbini correct it to the 6th century BC (Riflessioni sul segno di Tanit, 1980).
-Personal names.
On an ostracon of a temple in Sidon: “’Adom-pilleso, son of Ger-Tanit” (5th century BC). See: A.Vanel. Six ostraca phéniciens trouvées au temple d’Echmoun près de Saida, Bull.de Musée de Beyrouth 20, 1967).
On an ostracon of Kition also with the name Ger-Tanit (6th century BC).
-We see the so-called sign of Tanit in the following places:
Sjavê Zion: 250 little statues (end 5th century BC). See: E.Linder, A cargo of Phoenician and Punic figurines, Archaeology 26, 1973.
Tyrus: the same kind of little statues with the sign of Tanit in the harbour of Tyrus.
Akko: scherf van een vat met de zegel met het teken van Tanit te Akko: M.Dohan, A Sign of Tanit from Tel ‘Akko (Isr.Expl. Journ. 24, 1974), 2nd-3rd century BC.
Op loden gewichten komt het teken van Tanit voor te Umm el Amed, Arwad, Beirut, Asjdod-Jam, Byblos (munt Enylos), Asjkalon op munt met tevens de frase “aangezicht van Baal”.
- Plaatsnamen in de Libanon:
‘aqtanit = ‘ain-Tanit? = bron van Tanit
(Kfar)Tanit = Kepar Tanit = dorp van Tanit
See : S.Ronzevall, Traces du culte de Tanit en Phénicie (1912) and S.Wild, Labanesische Ortsnamen, Beirut 1973.



Tanit in the east.
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- Inscription of Sarepta on an ivory image from c.550 BC: "This image has Sjillem son of Mip'al, son of 'Azzij made for the Tanit of Astarte." See: J.B.Pritchard, Recovering Sarepta (Princeton, 1978 ). Pritchard gives the inscription a date from the 7th century BC, but G.Garbini makes a correction to the 6th century BC (Riflessioni sul segno di Tanit, 1980).
-Personal Names.
On an ostracon of a temple in Sidon, "Adom-pilleso, son of Ger-Tanit" (5th century BC). See: A.Vanel. Six ostraca Phéniciens trouvées au temple d'Echmoun près de Saida, Bull.de Musée de Beyrouth 20, 1967.
On an ostracon or Kition also with the name Ger-Tanit (6th century BC).
-We find the so-called sign of Tanit in the following places:
Sjavê Zion: 250 little statues (end 5th century BC). See: E.Linder, A cargo or Phoenician and Punic figurines, Archaeology 26, 1973.
Tyre, the same kind of little statues with the sign of Tanit in the harbor of Tyre.
Akko: shard of a barrel with the seal with the sign of Tanit in Akko: (Isr.Expl. Journ. 24, 1974): M.Dohan, A Sign of Tanit from Tel 'Akko, 2nd-3rd century BC.
On lead weights is the sign of Tanit present for Umm el Amed, Arwad, Beirut, Ashdod-Jam, Byblos (coin Enylos) and Asjkalon on currency also with the phrase "face of Baal."
- Places in Lebanon:
‘Aqtanit = 'ain-Tanit? = Source of Tanit
(Kfar) Tanit  = Kepar Tanit = village of Tanit

See: S.Ronzevalle, Traces du culte de Tanit en Phénicie (1912) and S.Wild, Libanesische Ortsnamen, Beirut in 1973.

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