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Inscriptions sabéennes du Jabal Riyām (Yémen) et nouvel éclairage sur les rois de Sabaʾ au IIe siècle de l’ère chrétienne

Abstract : This paper presents eleven Sabaic inscriptions from the temple of Taʾlab Riyām, on the Jabal Riyām (Yemen highlands). These texts are dated to the 1st-3rd centuries ad. Six are unpublished; five are a new reading of already known inscriptions. Several of these inscriptions belong to the second half of the 2nd century ad and mention some of the key characters of the Sabaean political scene. Of particular importance are two inscriptions providing a synchronism between kings of Sabaʾ and dhū-Raydān and the princes of the tribes of Ḥumlān and Ḥāshid, respectively belonging to the renowned lineages of Bataʿ and Hamdān. These texts throw light on the relationship between the two kingdoms of Ḥimyar and Sabaʾ and on the chronology of several of their kings: Dhamarʿalī Yuhabirr, king of Sabaʾ and dhū-Raydān, Rabbshamsum Nimrān, king-to-be of Sabaʾ, Saʿdshamsum Asraʿ and his son Marthadum Yuhaḥmid, kings of Sabaʾ and dhū-Raydān.
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Mounir Arbach, Jérémie Schiettecatte. Inscriptions sabéennes du Jabal Riyām (Yémen) et nouvel éclairage sur les rois de Sabaʾ au IIe siècle de l’ère chrétienne. Semitica et Classica, Brepols Publishers, 2017, 10, pp.179-193. ⟨10.1484/J.SEC.5.114953⟩. ⟨halshs-01949601⟩

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