Dennis Pardee's scientific contributions

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... This makes it highly unlikely that npš refers here to a "funerary monument", more particularly since there is nothing on the rock face that could correspond to such a memorial. 54 The fact that the word is in the construct with a pronoun instead of with a personal name also seems to rule out the possibility that npš refers to the "spirit of a dead", in the sense of how nbš/npš possibly occurs in the Old Aramaic inscription of Kuttamuwa (Pardee, 2009). Otherwise, one would have expected the deceased's name to be mentioned. ...