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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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Revised ed. of thesis (Ph.D) - Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1964.

StatementJ. Brian Peckham.
The Physical Object
Pagination233p. :
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22327974M

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Christopher Rollston concludes that the Gezer Calendar is written in Phoenician rather than Hebrew script, though the late tenth or early ninth century B.C.E. includes elements described by Frank Cross as “the first rudimentary innovations that will mark the emergent Hebrew script.”.   One of the topics that Historians have been working on a lot has been the development of the Punic script. This was the script used to write the variety of the Phoenician language spoken in the Western Mediterranean in the second half of the first. Phoenician Trade: The First Three Hundred Years, Dynamics of Production in the Ancient Near East Chapter 5 - Bell Adding further to the complexity of unravelling the development of : Carol Bell.   It is descended from the Phoenician script, which was modified from an early alphabetic script to write the Phoenician language in the late second millennium BC. The Punic language is perhaps not that widely known among languages in the ancient world.

  Unlike other works that have treated the Phoenician culture as an Early Iron Age phenomenon, Markoe focuses on the continuity in tradition that characterized Phoenician history over a period of more than years, from the beginning of the Late Bronze Age (c b.c.)--when Phoenician cities first emerged--to the start of the Hellenistic /5(2). The Phoenician alphabetic script of 22 letters was used at Byblos as early as the 15th century B.C. This method of writing, later adopted by the Greeks, is the ancestor of the modern Roman alphabet. It was the Phoenicians' most remarkable and distinctive contribution to civilization. Byblites of the Late Bronze Age created a remarkable twenty-two letter alphabetic writing system, known as Phoenician. It was developed out of the Ugaritic script, which, in turn, had developed out of proto-Canaanite Aside from its diplomatic and cultural merits, the commercial value of the Phoenician alphabet aided the region in itsCited by: 1. A paleographical analysis of the development of Phoenician and Punic Scripts from the eighth to the first centuries B.C. with a letter by letter description of the evolution of the scripts and an attempt to date major sequences of inscriptions from primary regions - Cyprus, Byblos, etc. With an author and subject index. Seller ID: Seller Rating: % positive.