About Zaphon


The publishing company Zaphon has been established August 2017 to publish studies on 

• the Ancient Near East,

• the Old Testament,

• Ancient Egypt and

• Mediterranean Antiquity.


The publishing company Zaphon has been named after the divine mountain in the North-West of Ancient Syria.


Zaphon    צפון    ṣpn    Ṣapuna    Ṣapanu    ṣapōnā    Ṣāpôn    Ṣâphôn    Ḫazzi    Κάσιον ὂρος    Casius Mons    Ǧabal al-Aqraˁ    Keldağˁ    Kılıç Dağı


"Baal will bless you from Zaphon" (Papyrus Amherst 63, viii 3)

"And from Zaphon / May Yaho help us" (Papyrus Amherst 63, xii 13-14)

"Let Baal from Zaphon / Bless Yaho" (Papyrus Amherst 63, xiii 15-16)

(K. van der Toorn: Becoming Diaspora Jews. New Haven / London 2019, pp. 159, 168, 169)