Reading the Siloam inscription as narrative

Llewelyn, Stephen and Heap, Natasha ORCID: and Wrathall, Alexandra (2019) Reading the Siloam inscription as narrative. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 43 (3). pp. 343-358. ISSN 0309-0892


The Siloam inscription and tunnel have been a focus of interest due to the coincidence of the monumental construction, an inscription describing the last phase of that construction and the apparent reference to the same tunnel in the Hebrew Bible. By all counts, the inscription offers a lively report of the events in which the main characters are the hewers themselves; however, although the text shows the features of narrative, it has not been subjected to an analysis using the tools and insights offered by narratology. The aim of the present study is to provide such an analysis.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2021 04:55
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 01:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: levels of narrative; Metonymic extension; narratology; Siloam inscription; ‘syuzhet’
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210310 Middle Eastern and African History
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430318 Middle Eastern and North African history
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