Re: [ANE-2] Proto-Canaanite Hebrew Ostracon from Khirbet Qeiyafah
- Well, some of the finds received publication today in a book that
conference at Hebrew Univ today from where all these press releases
the press releases were held off until the conference.
Haggai Misgav called it Proto-Canaanite. The ostracon was displayed
during a short
discussion of his, and he was only willing to commit to a handful of
words until he receives
Some photos from various news sites:
Was the mentioned lecture of Peter T. Daniels about Canaanite published?
- Pardon my snipping this long archive but I don't want Jim beating my head
softer than it is. Like all of you, I am fascinated by this ostracon and
never pass up a chance to comment on ancient Semitic epigraphy. I am
familiar with many of the inscriptions before and after this one but my
problem is I just have not seen this one. I have seen the journalistic
shots that show some faint scripts. Perhaps someone has a good
representation of this shard? If not, I will go against all of my
propensities and keep my mouth...er...my fingers still.
San Antonio, TX
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From: "Niels Peter Lemche" <npl@...>
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Subject: [ANE-2] Proto-Canaanite Hebrew Ostracon from Khirbet Qeiyafah
>I think I remembered an article about these texts in Vetus Testamentum. It
>must be in the 1960s. Yes, there was a similarity to linear A (or so I
>believe) but far too little text to give any clue. The article also
>included photos. Maybe somebody here have more precise information.
> Niels Peter Lemche
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> At 06:45 PM 11/3/2008, Ariel L. Szczupak wrote:
>>At 10:43 AM 11/3/2008, Niels Peter Lemche wrote:
>>>You don't tell me anything I don't know, but is this text in
>>>proto-Canaanite (and why?) or in early Hebrew characters.
>>It's in proto-LS (proto-Canaanite/Sinaitic). Not because I think I
>>IDed the signs in the web photos as such, but because Garfinkel said
>>so explicitly (in the TV interview).
> I completely forgot about the "other" proto-Canaanite script. There
> are two scripts that are called "proto-Canaanite". The first is the
> same as the proto-Sinaitic, the one Garfinkel was talking about, and
> which seems to be related to Hieroglyphic Egyptian. The second is
> called the "Aegean proto-Canaanite" because the signs, while not
> being the same, resemble the signs of Linear A. Also 2nd mbc. I draw
> a complete blank when I try to recall an inscription example :(, but
> I recall there's an example in Naveh's book. And I seem to recall
> someone arguing recently that this script was actually related to
> Hieratic Egyptian.