The World's Oldest Alphabet

Hebrew As the Language of the Proto-consonantal Script
Author: Douglas Petrovich
Publisher: Carta Jerusalem
ISBN: 9789652208842
Category: Religion
Page: 280
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For close to 150 years, scholars have attempted to identify the language of the world's oldest alphabetic script and to translate the inscriptions that use it, which were found in the Sinai Peninsula and date from 1842 to 1446 BCE. Until now, scholars have accomplished little more than identifying most of the pictographic letters and translating a few of the Semitic words. In The World's Oldest Alphabet, however, Douglas Petrovich presents a thorough, detailed defense of his bold new claims concerning these writings. Petrovich claims to have resolved all of the disputed letters and to have identified the language as Hebrew, which allows him to translate all of the inscriptions. Furthermore, he argues that they explicitly name three biblical figures and greatly illuminate the earliest Israelite history in a way that nothing else has, apart from the Bible.

Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology

A Book by Book Guide to Archaeological Discoveries Related to the Bible
Author: J. Randall Price,H. Wayne House
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310527643
Category: Religion
Page: 408
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The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology is a reference resource for anyone interested in archaeology and its relevance to biblical, theological, and apologetic studies. Illustrated with full-color photos, charts, and maps, this handbook provides readers with a wealth of information that complements and supplements the historical context of the Bible. The Zondervan Handbook of Biblical Archaeology includes an introduction to the field of archaeology for readers who might not be familiar with the methods, practices, and importance of this area of study. Included in this section is an annotated bibliography of important biblical archaeological reports, books, and journal articles for further study. The rest of the handbook is devoted to a book-by-book (Genesis through Revelation) presentation of the most significant archaeological discoveries that enhance our understanding of the biblical text, including a section on the intertestamental period. A rich array of visual images including photos of excavations sites, coins, maps, artifacts, and historic structures allows readers to immerse themselves in the world of the Bible. This monumental work gives readers the opportunity to visit ancient sites and historical places while remaining in the comfort of their own home.

Geschichte der Schrift


Author: Harald Haarmann
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406622704
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 128
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Die Schrift gehört zu den ältesten Kulturtechniken der Menschheit. Die Herausforderung an die Gedächtnisleistung in Kulturen ohne Schrift wird mit der Entwicklung von Schrift abgelöst durch neue, revolutionäre Möglichkeiten, Wissen zu speichern und weiterzugeben. Aber wer entwickelt, wer nutzt diese neuen Möglichkeiten? Welche Funktion erfüllt die Schrift und wie verändert sie das Zusammenleben der Menschen? Ob Wortschreibung oder Lautschrift, Harald Haarmann schildert knapp und anschaulich, welche unterschiedlichen Schriftsysteme sich seit den ersten bildlichen Vorstufen vor 7 000 Jahren entwickelt haben und wie unser Alphabet entstanden ist. Dabei bietet er einen faszinierenden Einblick in die Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit und das Leben in längst untergegangenen Hochkulturen.

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology


Author: Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195076184
Category: Religion
Page: 844
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Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings

The Biblical World

An Illustrated Atlas
Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts,National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426201389
Category: Religion
Page: 367
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Traces the early history of the Holy Land; the rise of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam; and the geographical landscape of the region, in chronologically arranged chapters that place biblical texts in their historical context.

Keine Posaunen vor Jericho

Die archäologische Wahrheit über die Bibel
Author: Israel Finkelstein,Neil Asher Silberman
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406655394
Category: Bibles
Page: 381
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Bisher diente biblische Archäologie zum Beweis der Heiligen Schrift. Die beiden international renommierten Archäologen drehen den Spieß um und lassen die Ausgrabungen eine eigene Sprache sprechen. Ihr dramatisch neues, archäologisch fundiertes Bild von der Geschichte Israels zwingt zum Umdenken. Der Auszug aus Ägypten, die Einnahme Kanaans, das Großreich unter König David und der Tempelbau in Jerusalem unter König Salomon galten lange auch bei den kritischsten Wissenschaftlern als gesichert. Neueste Ausgrabungen, bisher nur Experten bekannt, zeigen ein ganz anderes Bild: " Den Auszug aus Ägypten gab es ebensowenig wie eine "Landnahme". " Jerusalem unter David und Salomon war ein größeres Dorf sicher ohne zentralen Tempel und großen Palast. " Der Monotheismus hat sich viel später entwickelt als bisher angenommen & Das klar und anschaulich geschriebene Buch ist in zwölf Kapitel gegliedert: Auf die Nacherzählung der biblischen Geschichte folgt jeweils die archäologische Spurensuche. Im nächsten Schritt rekonstruieren die Autoren (Israel Finkelstein ist der Direktor des israelischen Instituts Tel Aviv) den tatsächlichen historischen Ablauf, um abschließend zu fragen, wann und warum die Geschichte aufgeschrieben wurde.

Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Revised edition
Author: Insup Taylor,M. Martin Taylor
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027269440
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 487
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The book describes how the three East Asian writing systems-Chinese, Korean, and Japanese- originated, developed, and are used today. Uniquely, this book: (1) examines the three East Asian scripts (and English) together in relation to each other, and (2) discusses how these scripts are, and historically have been, used in literacy and how they are learned, written, read, and processed by the eyes, the brain, and the mind. In this second edition, the authors have included recent research findings on the uses of the scripts, added several new sections, and rewritten several other sections. They have also added a new Part IV to deal with issues that similarly involve all the four languages/scripts of their interest. The book is intended both for the general public and for interested scholars. Technical terms (listed in a glossary) are used only when absolutely necessary.

Die Keilalphabete

die phönizisch-kanaanäischen und altarabischen Alphabete in Ugarit
Author: Manfried Dietrich,Oswald Loretz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 357
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The Semitic Languages


Author: Robert Hetzron
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136115889
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 592
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The Semitic Languages presents a unique, comprehensive survey of individual languages or language clusters from their origins in antiquity to their present-day forms. The Semitic family occupies a position of great historical and linguistic significance: the spoken and written languages of the Phoenicians, Hebrews and Arabs spread throughout Asia and northern and central Africa; the Old Semitic civilizations in turn contributed significantly to European culture; and modern Hebrew, modern literary Arabic, Amharic, and Tigrinya have become their nations' official languages. The book is divided into three parts and each chapter presents a self-contained article, written by a recognized expert in the field. * I. General Issues: providing an introduction to the grammatical traditions, subgrouping and writing systems of this language family. * II. Old Semitic Languages * III. Modern Semitic Languages Parts II and III contain structured chapters, which enable the reader to access and compare information easily. These individual descriptions of each language or cluster include phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis and dialects. Suggestions are made for the most useful sources of further reading and the work is comprehensively indexed.

Compendium of the World's Languages


Author: George L. Campbell,Gareth King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136258469
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 1984
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This third edition of Compendium of the World’s Languages has been thoroughly revised to provide up-to-date and accurate descriptions of a wide selection of natural language systems. All cultural and historical notes as well as statistical data have been checked, updated and in many cases expanded. Presenting an even broader range of languages and language families, including new coverage of Australian aboriginal languages and expanded treatment of North American and African languages, this new edition offers a total of 342 entries over nearly 2000 pages. Key features include: Complete rewriting, systematization and regularisation of the phonology sections Provision of IPA symbol grids arranged by articulatory feature and by alphabetic resemblance to facilitate use of the new phonology sections Expansion of morphology descriptions for most major languages Provision of new illustrative text samples Addition of a glossary of technical terms and an expanded bibliography Comparative tables of the numerals 1-10 in a representative range of languages, and also grouped by family Drawing upon a wealth of recent developments and research in language typology and broadened availability of descriptive data, this new incarnation of George Campbell’s astounding Compendium brings a much-loved survey emphatically into the twenty-first century for a new generation of readers. Scholarly, comprehensive and highly accessible, Compendium of the World’s Languages remains the ideal reference for all interested linguists and professionals alike.

Illustrirte Geschichte Der Schrift


Author: Karl Faulmann
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270455007
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 674
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Geschichte der jiddischen Sprachforschung


Author: Max Weinreich,Jerold C. Frakes
Publisher: University of South Florida
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 326
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