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Pismo w kamieniu
Scripture in stone

Words of the Bible in Jewish gravestone’s inscriptions

Author(s): Agata Rybińska
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Jewish studies, Theology and Religion, History of Judaism
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: Jewish cemetery; gravestone; inscriptions; Hebrew Bible; reception of Bible; onomastics; biblical phraseology; excerptions from Bible;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is to point the Jewish gravestone’s inscriptions as a source of interdisciplinary research. They contain for example the rich Biblical onomastics and phraseology and also a lot of citations from Bible – especially in eulogies and lamentations. The matzevot and inscriptions can be a starting point to the comparative studies on the level of language, theology, culture: including sepulchral tradition of Jews and Christians.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 113-121
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish