Arabian Epigraphic Notes

An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy.

New Nabataean Inscriptions from Umm al-Jimāl


This article presents four new Nabataean inscriptions from Umm al-Jimāl in north-eastern Jordan. The first text, which is dedicatory, is dated to year fifty-five of the Roman Province of Arabia, ad 161. The second one mentions the dedication of a mqrtʾ ‘hollow basin’, a word that is not attested previously in the Nabataean inscriptions. The remaining two texts are tombstones whose shape and contents are similar to the previously published tombstones from the Ḥawrān region.


Aramaic Funerary Inscriptions Nabataean inscriptions Province of Arabia Umm al-Jimāl