A little while ago I posted on the ancient evidence for child sacrifice at Carthage. Part of this was an inscription, of doubtful meaning. This led me to enquire just what sources there are online for punic inscriptions. A kind correspondent volunteered some information, which may be of use to any venturing into these waters. [...]
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While surfing for more literary references to human sacrifice at Carthage, I happened across a Punic inscription which may be relevant. Now treat this with caution. I have done no literature search. The author, Bennie H. Reynolds, and the standing of this article, are both unknown to me. But the publication is from Brill, which gives it [...]
A mention in a post at the Theology Archaeology blog drew my attention to the question of the sacrifice of children at Carthage. I think that we all remember that the Carthaginians sacrificed their children to their god. It is, indeed, one of the things we think of, when the word “Carthaginian” is mentioned. But [...]