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The Origins of the West Semitic Alphabet in Egyptian Scripts (review)

The Origins of the West Semitic Alphabet in Egyptian Scripts (review) The Origins of the West Semitic Alphabet in Egyptian Scripts (review) Grace Jeongyeon Park Hebrew Studies, Volume 49, 2008, pp. 317-319 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.2008.0006 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/439551/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:34 GMT from JHU Libraries REVIEWS THE ORIGINS OF THE WEST SEMITIC ALPHABET IN EGYPTIAN SCRIPTS. By Gordon J. Hamilton. CBQMS 40. Pp. xxv + 433. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2006. Paper, $18.00. Ever since the discovery and limited decipherment of the West Semitic inscriptions from Serebit el-Khadem at the beginning of the twentieth cen- tury, the small corpus of so-called Proto-Canaanite and somewhat later Old Canaanite inscriptions has gradually expanded over the intervening years. While the corpus has grown quite slowly, the theories as to the orthographic form, meaning, and chronology of these few records have grown exponen- tially. The otherwise sedate world of West Semitic epigraphy was shaken up, however, in 1999 by the announcement of the discovery of two Proto- Canaanite inscriptions at Wadi el-Hol in Egypt, and it was this new find that largely inspired Gordon Hamilton to publish a thorough revision of his 1985 Harvard http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Origins of the West Semitic Alphabet in Egyptian Scripts (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 49 – Oct 5, 2011

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The Origins of the West Semitic Alphabet in Egyptian Scripts (review) Grace Jeongyeon Park Hebrew Studies, Volume 49, 2008, pp. 317-319 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.2008.0006 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/439551/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:34 GMT from JHU Libraries REVIEWS THE ORIGINS OF THE WEST SEMITIC ALPHABET IN EGYPTIAN SCRIPTS. By Gordon J. Hamilton. CBQMS 40. Pp. xxv + 433. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2006. Paper, $18.00. Ever since the discovery and limited decipherment of the West Semitic inscriptions from Serebit el-Khadem at the beginning of the twentieth cen- tury, the small corpus of so-called Proto-Canaanite and somewhat later Old Canaanite inscriptions has gradually expanded over the intervening years. While the corpus has grown quite slowly, the theories as to the orthographic form, meaning, and chronology of these few records have grown exponen- tially. The otherwise sedate world of West Semitic epigraphy was shaken up, however, in 1999 by the announcement of the discovery of two Proto- Canaanite inscriptions at Wadi el-Hol in Egypt, and it was this new find that largely inspired Gordon Hamilton to publish a thorough revision of his 1985 Harvard

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