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Journal Title: Journal of Semitic Studies
Volume/Issue:   59 / 2
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: Journal of Semitic Studies

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Articles include:

Finite infinite? ‘Finite’ Uses of the Biblical Hebrew Infinitive Absolute and their Rationale
Christo H.J. van der Merwe and Alexander Andrason

The Origin of the Name Sepharad: A New Interpretation
Mariona Vernet Pons

Final Short Vowels in Gə‘əz, Hebrew ’attâ, and the Anceps Paradox
Ahmad Al-Jallad

British Library Add. 14,493: A Very Early Garšūnī Text
Martin R. Zammit

Old Light On A New Problem: The Kalāla Verses Revisited
Yasin Dutton

The Life and Works of Al-Nasāʾī
Christopher Melchert

Samīr Naqqāsh in His Writings Challenges Existentialist Philosophers with the Ideas of Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrīʾ
Benyamin Rish
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Geez
LL Issue: 25.2928