The Kilamuwa Stela, ca. 830 BCE
Found at Zincirli, an ancient Hittite and Aramean archaeological site in modern day Turkey, this Phoenician inscription touts the victories and accomplishments of King Kilamuwa of Sam’al. It names four of his predecessors and their failures at deeds at which Kilamuwa himself succeeded, no doubt in a political ploy to cement himself as a strong king.
The Phoenician language at this time was a lingua franca in the Aramean kingdom which saw Aramaic-speaking nobility ruling over a mostly Luwian population. It is of note that later royal inscriptions from Sam’al were written in either Aramaic or a blended Aramaic-Phonecian dialect, a sign of effective Aramean rule resulting in language shift.
Further reading from the West Semitic Research Project