2014 - 2015

  Northwest Semitic Epigraphy                                                                          
Prof. Benjamin SassGilman-humanities220Sun1200-1400 Sem  2
University credit hours:  2.0

Course description
We will learn about the early Hebrew script and its development in the first half of the first millennium B.C., all this on the background of West Semitic alphabetic writing at large and its second-millennium origins. We will examine the archaeological context of the inscriptions, as well as the social and political processes that have led to the development of the said scripts. If time permits, we will also address the first offspring of the West Semitic alphabet – the Arabian, Phrygian and Greek alphabets of the early first millennium.

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