Bala'am Son of Be'or Inscription discovered on Dajr Alla in Jordan. Aramaic inscription. Deir ‘Alla plaster texts (DAPT)


  • Building (other)
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  • Location ± 5-25 m.
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Deir Alla

Biblical Pethor?

Deir Alla Tablets Inscriptions

Deir Alla clay inscribed tablets.

Deir 'Alla, Sanctuary

The sanctuary complex in NE part of tell.




Surroundings (Panoramio)


Deir 'Alla Inscription: inscription, found in the Iron Age town of Deir 'Alla, mentioning the Biblical prophet Balaam.

Bala'am Son of Be'or Inscription discovered on Dajr Alla in Jordan on fragments of a plastered wall (119 pieces) is an Aramaic inscription dates to ca. 840-760 BC.


  1. Thomas Middlebrook, Deir 'Alla: Stories of the Plaster Prophet , Deerfield, Illinois  2012
  2. Eveline J. van der Steen, Tribes and Territories in Transition: The Central East Jordan Valley in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age : a Study of the Sources, Orientalia Lovanensia Analecta 130, Peeters Publishers, 2004, different pages.
  3. Piotr Bienkowski, Jordan: Crossroads of the Near East in: Treasures from an Ancient Land: The Art of Jordan, Piotr Bienkowski eds., Stroud, UK: Alan Sutton 1991, p.14
  4. idem: Studies in Aramaic Inscriptions and Onomastics, Tom 2, Peeters Publishers, Leuven 1975, pp. 103-170
  5. Biblical Archaeology 12: Deir ‘Alla Inscription (Balaam Inscription), 2011 -
  6. Jona Lendering -
  7. Jeannette Boertien, Unravelling the Threads, Textiles and Shrines in the Iron Age. Comparison of Deir 'Alla in the Jordan Valley and Kuntillet 'Ajrud in the Northern Sinai in: Sacred and Sweet. Studies on the Material Culture of Tell Deir 'Alla and Tell Abu Sarbut. Ed. by M.L.Steiner and E.J. Van der Steen. Peeters, Leuven, 2008, pp. 135-151.