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15369Re: [ANE-2] Ten commandments film (1956)

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  • Peter T. Daniels
    Apr 2, 2014
      The principal scientific advisor named in the opening credits is Chicago's Egyptologist George R. Hughes, so it's likely that Ray Bowman had a hand in designing the tablets. De Mille published a book on the accuracy of the representation of ancient Egypt, and it may be that there's an authored chapter on that topic in it. A copy (probably George Hughes's own) is preserved in the Oriental Institute Library, and it was probably widely distributed by the publicity agents. 
      Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
      Jersey City
      From: R. Lehmann <reinhard.g.lehmann@...>
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:43 PM
      Subject: [ANE-2] Ten commandments film (1956)

      Does anyone know who designed the (pseudo-) archaizing Hebrew script of the tablets of the law in the film "The Ten Commandments" with Charlton Heston from 1956?

      Thanks in advance,
      Reinhard G. Lehmann

      Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann, Academic Director
      Research Unit on Ancient Hebrew & Epigraphy
      FB 01/ Faculty of Protestant Theology
      Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
      D-55099 Mainz
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