Arabian Epigraphic Notes

An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy.

A New Nabataean Inscription from the Moab Plateau


This paper deals with a new unpublished Nabataean inscription found in al-ʿAdnāniyah town, which is located to the north of Muʾtah in the Governorate of Karak in southern Jordan. The inscription represents a new addition to the corpus of Nabataean inscriptions from the Moab Plateau. The text, which is dated to the 29th year of Aretas IV, mentions the construction of rbʿyʾ, a term that has not been attested previously in Nabataean.


Aramaic Cultic practice Nabataean inscriptions Nabataean religion Nabataeans