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Studia Alphabetica: On the Origin and Early History of the Northwest Semitic, South Semitic and Greek Alphabets


Sass, Benjamin (1991). Studia Alphabetica: On the Origin and Early History of the Northwest Semitic, South Semitic and Greek Alphabets. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Abstract

This book touches on aspects, chiefly chronological ones, that are relevant to the emergence of the Northwest Semitic, South Semitic and Greek alphabets. In chapter two a conceptual and chronological link is suggested between the Middle Kingdom system of transliterating Semitic names and the birth of the Northwest Semitic alphabet. Chapter three traces the early development of the South Semitic scripts in finds from Arabia, Mesopotamia and the Levant, in search of the period most suitable for the emergence of the alphabet in the kingdom of Sheba. The birth-date of the Greek alphabet, a subject on which scholarly agreement is still lacking, is discussed in chapter four. The author combines the relevant Semitic and Greek epigraphical evidence in order to elicit the time of the adoption of the Greek alphabet from the Phoenician one.

Abstract

This book touches on aspects, chiefly chronological ones, that are relevant to the emergence of the Northwest Semitic, South Semitic and Greek alphabets. In chapter two a conceptual and chronological link is suggested between the Middle Kingdom system of transliterating Semitic names and the birth of the Northwest Semitic alphabet. Chapter three traces the early development of the South Semitic scripts in finds from Arabia, Mesopotamia and the Levant, in search of the period most suitable for the emergence of the alphabet in the kingdom of Sheba. The birth-date of the Greek alphabet, a subject on which scholarly agreement is still lacking, is discussed in chapter four. The author combines the relevant Semitic and Greek epigraphical evidence in order to elicit the time of the adoption of the Greek alphabet from the Phoenician one.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:Special Collections > Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis
Dewey Decimal Classification:200 Religion
290 Other religions
930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)
Language:English
Date:1991
Deposited On:10 Jul 2018 12:15
Last Modified:11 Jul 2018 07:20
Publisher:Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Series Name:Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis
Volume:102
Number of Pages:124
ISBN:3-7278-0729-6
Additional Information:Digitalisat erstellt durch Florina Tischhauser, Religionswissenschaftliches Seminar, Universität Zürich
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:http://www.zora.uzh.ch/54117/

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