Please pardon the cross-posting.
Dr. Aaron Demsky of Bar-Ilan University has published a new book in
The book's English title is Literacy in Ancient Israel and its Hebrew
title is Yediat Sefer b'Yisrael b'Et ha-Atikah.
I can forward to any interested person a copy of the English abstract
and Table of Contents as well as the Hebrew Table of Contents.
Following is the English publication announcement from Mossad Bialik.
For ordering information, see
as well as the e-mail address in the notice below.
Joseph I. Lauer
Brooklyn, New York
LITERACY IN ANCIENT ISRAEL
Catalogue No.: 1110405
MOSSAD Bialik announces the publication of the book by Aaron Demsky,
Literacy in Ancient Israel (in Hebrew).
The book presents a multi discipline approach to one of the most
central historic issues of biblical times, namely the impact of
alphabetic writing and how it influenced the culture of ancient
Israel. The author draws upon a large variety of sources culled from
the Bible, epigraphic finds and comparative Ancient Near Eastern
The book can be purchased directly from Mossad Bialik