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Joseph Patrich, Publications pertaining to the Nabataeans


1983   Prohibition of a Graven Image Among the Nabateans ‑ The Testimony of the Masseboth Cult, Cathedra 26, pp. 47-104 (Hebrew).

1984   Earrings of the Goddess Al‑Uzza from Mamshit, Qadmoniot 16, no. 62‑63, pp. 86‑88 (Hebrew).

1984   The Formation of the Nabatean Capital, Eretz Israel 17 (Brawer Volume), pp. 291‑304 (Hebrew).

1984   Al Uzza earrings. Israel Exploration Journal 34:39-46.

1985   Prohibition of a Graven Image Among the Nabateans ‑ The Non‑Figurative Trend in their Art, Cathedra 38, pp. 3-54 (Hebrew).

1985  The Non‑Figurative Trend in Nabatean Art and the Surrounding Greco‑Roman Culture ‑ A Struggle for the Development and Conservation of a National Art.  Actes du XIIe Congres International d'Archeologie Classique, Athens 4‑10 Septembre 1983, Section I, Athens, pp. 212-216, pl. 39.


1990   The Formation of Nabatean Art: Prohibition of a Graven Image among the Nabateans. E. J. Brill & Magnes Press, Leiden & Jerusalem.


            Liber Annuus 41 (1991) 541-542 (by Michele Piccirillo, Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, Jerusalem).

            Journal of Roman Studies 82 (1992) 279 (by Judith McKenzie, Oxford).

            Society of Old Testament Studies Booklines (1992) 119-120 (by John Healey, University of Manchaster).

            Journal of American Oriental Society 114 (1994) 665-666 (by H. Liebowitz).

            Israel Exploration Journal 43 (1993) 279-281 (by Klaus Parlasca).


1990   Prohibition of a Graven Image among the Nabataeans: The Evidence and Its Significance. Aram 2:185-196.

1993   Review article on: Judith McKenzie, The Architecture of Petra. Oxford 1990, Israel Exploration Journal 43, pp. 273-75.

1996   The Formation of the Nabatean Capital, in: K. Fittschen and Gideon Foerster (eds.), Judaea and the Greco-Roman World in the Time of Herod    in the Light of Archaeological Evidence, Göttingen, pp. 197-218.

1998   Review on: T. N. D. Mettinger, No Graven Image? Israelite Anconism in its Ancient Near Eastern Context, Israel Exploration Journal 48, pp. 150-153.

2005   Was Dionysos, the Wine God, venerated by the Nabataeans?, Aram 17, pp. 95-113.

2005   E-review article (BMCR 2005.10.45) on: J. Taylor, Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press, 2002.  pp. 224; 163 color ills., 10 halftones and 1 line ill.  ISBN 0-674-01755-2.  http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2005/2005-10-45.html

2006   Review article on: Jacqueline Dentzer-Feydy, Jean-Marie Dentzer, Pierre-Marie Blanc (eds.) Hauran II. Les installations de Si‘ 8: Du sanctuaire à l'établissement viticole. Beyrouth, Institut français d'archéologie du Proche-Orient, 2003 [Bibliothèque archéologique et historique 164]. Vol. 1. Text, 332 pp., bibl., index, 2 folded maps, and Arabic summary (ISBN 2-912738-18-0); Vol. 2. 199 Plates (2-912738-21-0), Journal of Roman Archaeology 19 (2006), pp. 660-661.

2006   Review article on: F. Zayadine, F. Larché and J. Dentzer-Feydy, Le Qasr al-Bint de Petra. L'architecture, le décor, la chronologie et les dieux. Édition Recherche sur les Civilisations, Paris 2003. 229 pp., bibl., English summery, 54 plates of drawings, 140 photos, pb. ISBN 2-86538-287-7, Journal of Roman Archaeology 19 (2006), pp. 441-445.

2007   Nabataean Art Between East and West: A methodical assesment, in: Konstantinos D. Politis (ed.), The World of the Nabataeans Volume 2 of the International Conference The World of the Herods and the Nabataeans held at the British Museum, 17–19 April 2001, [Oriens et Occidens – 15] Franz Steiner Verlag: Stuttgart, pp. 79-101.

2008   Review article on: I. Ruben (ed.), text by U. Bellwald et al. The Petra Siq. Nabataean Hydrology uncovered. National Press, Amman 2003. ISBN 9957-8555-0-6, xxii + 140pp., including 178 Figs., 28 sector maps, glossary and bibl: Water and the Petra Siq, Journal of Roman Archaeology 21 (2008), pp. 696-699.

forthcoming - The Earliest Forts along the Insence Route - were they Nabataean?, in: Y. Hirschfeld (ed.), Rudolf Cohen Excavations along the Negev Insence Route: Final Archaeological Report, IsraelAntiquities Authority, Jerusalem.