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2010 | 8 | 39-47
Article title

A HEBREW INSCRIPTION ON THE POLISH CORONATION SWORD

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Abstracts
EN
The present article deals with the problem of the presumably Hebrew inscription on the coronation sword of Polish kings, known as the 'Szczerbiec'. Our objective is not to recall or reconstruct the complexity of its history. It is rather to expose some elements of the sword's bizarre haps and mishaps, as far as they may cast some light on the emergence of the inscription and its meaning. The main purpose of our attempt is to present one possible consistent reading of the inscription, taking into account some historical and linguistic data. Our proposal draws from some previous reconstructions, both past and current. Finally, however, we hope to offer an original interpretation of the inscription.
Contributors
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  • 31-056 Krakow, Poland
  • Katedra Judaistyki Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego ul. Jozefa 19, 31-056 Krakow, Poland
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11PLAAAA10224
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.c0b98459-660a-3857-b010-a4ff00e64266
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