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Title: Altsemitische Texte Erstes Heft
Subtitle: Kanaanäische Inschriften (Moabitisch, Althebräisch, Phönizisch, Punisch), mit 8 Abbildungen
Written By: Mark Lidzbarski
Series Title: LINCOM Orientalia 62

Die Altsemitische Texte sollen die wichtigsten aus dem semitischen Altertum erhaltenen Schrift-denkmäler bringen, und durch den Kommentar in ihr Verständnis rufen. Sie sind in erster Linie für Vorlesungen bestimmt, und dieses erste Heft soll auch dem Lehrer des Alten Testamentes in den Stand setzen, seine Hörer mit den dem Hebräischen nächst verwandten Idiomen bekannt zu machen. Inhalt: Moabitische Inschriften (Mesain-schrift, Siegel), althebräische Inschriften (Siloainschrift, Siegel), Inschriften aus Phönizien (Byblos, Sidon, Umm-el-cAwâmîd, Macûb), In-schriften aus Cypern (Kition, Bronzeschalen von Limassol, Lapethos), Inschriften aus Ägypten (Memphis, Harpokratesstatuette), aus Attika, aus Malta, punische Inschriften, aus Sardinien, der Opfertarif von Marseille, aus dem übrigen Nordafrika (Hadrumetum, Thugga, Cirta), zwei neupunische Inschriften mit lateinischen Über-setzungen (aus Sulei bei Sardinien, aus El-Amrûni in Tripolis). (re-edition; originally published 1907, Giessen).

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Ancient languages
Language Family(ies): Semitic
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862881024
Pages: 70
Prices: Europe EURO 42.80