Ancient Aramaic And Hebrew Letters, Second Edition by Grace Harold HalsellAncient Aramaic And Hebrew Letters, Second Edition by Grace Harold Halsell

Ancient Aramaic And Hebrew Letters, Second Edition

byGrace Harold Halsell, James M. Lindenberger

Paperback | August 1, 2003

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An up-to-date translation of seventy-nine letters and fragments, virtually the complete corpus of surviving letters in Aramaic and Hebrew down to the time of Alexander, omitting only the most fragmentary and the most formulaic. This includes the correspondence from ancient Jewish writers at Yavneh-Yam (7th Century), Arad and Lachish (6th), and Elephantine (5th). There are also administrative letters from Persian bureaucrats, private commercial and family correspondence from Egypt, and other scattered letters from Assyria, Egypt, Philistia, and Idumaea. Also included are short notes in Edomite, Ammonite, and Phoenician. The revised edition is supplemented by nine new texts. Translations are now provided with line numbers, and some have been improved in the light of recent studies. Each letter appears alongside the original text in square script. Brief introductions set each group of letters into its historical and social context. The arrangement within each language group is roughly chronological.
Title:Ancient Aramaic And Hebrew Letters, Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.04 × 6 × 0.45 inPublished:August 1, 2003Publisher:Society of Biblical LiteratureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1589830369

ISBN - 13:9781589830363

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