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By Klaas Dijkstra

The formulation 'for the lifetime of' is usually present in votive inscriptions, forged in Aramaic and different languages, which originate from the Syrian-Mesopotamian wasteland and adjoining components and which approximately date from the 1st 3 centuries A.D. They belong to things like statues and altars that sometimes have been erected in temples and different constructions with a ritual or sacred functionality. The inscriptions determine a courting among the dedicator and a number of beneficiaries, these individuals for whose lifestyles the commitment used to be made. because the social context obviously bears on either the that means of the inscriptions in addition to the prestige of the dedications, this quantity bargains with the character of the relationships and the socio-religious functionality the dedications practice.

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