André Lemaire

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André Lemaire (born 1942) is a French epigrapher, historian and philologist. He is Director of Studies at the École pratique des hautes études, where he teaches Hebraic and Aramean philology and epigraphy. He specializes in West-Semitic old civilization and the origins of monotheism. He is a corresponding member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

He heads the scientific edition of the international series Supplements to Vetus Testamentum (more than 30 volumes).

King Solomon's Temple[edit]

In the 1980s, Lemaire authenticated a small, broken, carved piece of "ivory pomegranate" that dates to the 8th century and would have belonged to the cult objects of Solomon's Temple. This is according to his analysis of the inscription examined with the methods of epigraphy.[1] This interpretation was challenged by Yuval Goren of Tel Aviv University, who stated that the inscription is subsequent to damage that had fragmented the piece. Acquired for the sum of $550,000, the pomegranate is no longer presented at the Israel Museum as an authentic piece.

Publications[edit]

  • 1971: Les Ministères aux origines de l'Église : Naissance de la triple hiérarchie, évêques, presbytes, diacres, Éditions du Cerf
  • 1974: Les Ministères dans l'Église, Éditions du Centurion
  • 1994: La Palestine à l'époque perse (with Ernest-Marie Laperrousaz), Éditions du Cerf
  • 1999: Le Monde de la Bible, Les Arènes
  • 2001: Histoire du peuple hébreu, Que sais-je?, 6th ed.
  • 2001: Prophètes et rois : Bible et Proche-Orient (dir.), Éditions du Cerf
  • 2002: Le Proche-Orient asiatique, volume 2 (with Paul Garelli), PUF
  • 2003: La Naissance du monothéisme : Point de vue d'un historien, Bayard presse

References[edit]

  1. ^ André Lemaire, Une inscription paléo-hébraïque sur grenade en ivoire, Revue Biblique, Vol. 88, (p. 236–239)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • André Lemaire, « Les Cananéens, le Levant et la mer » Clio