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New Light on the Egyptian Origin of the Hebrew Alphabet
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The publication of a new inscription from Theban Tomb 99 sheds new light on the early history of the Hebrew Alphabet. This ostracon is a bilingual “abecedary” written in Egyptian Hieroglyphic and Semitic. It gives further evidence for an Egyptian connection to the origins of the early Hebrew alphabet.
Sponsored by the
UCLA Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Cosponsored by the
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
UCLA College of Humanities
Kershaw Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies