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Canaanite is a moderated academic discussion list that focuses on Canaanite linguistics and literature. Purely linguistic as well as purely literary discussions are welcome on the list as are discussions of the wider cultural contexts of the Canaanite languages. Languages specifically within the scope of the list include:
  • Phoenician, Punic and Neo-Punic
  • Ugaritic
  • Ancient Hebrew, including the Tiberian, Palestinian, and Babylonian variants of both Biblical Hebrew and Mishnaic Hebrew, as well as both Biblical and Late Samaritan Hebrew
  • First millennium BCE epigraphic dialects, including epigraphic Hebrew, Ammonite, etc.
  • Second millennium BCE inscriptions in Proto-Canaanite, Proto-Sinaitic, as well as the cuneiform tablets from Amarna, Taanach, and elsewhere that contain Canaanite.

The Modern Hebrew language and its literature is not within the scope of the discussion group. Other Afroasiatic and related languages, such as Arabic and Aramaic — even Septuagint Greek — may be discussed so long as they pertain to the main issues of discussion.

Questions from beginners are always welcome, as are differing points of view. Participation and subscription to the list implies agreement and acceptance of the list protocols (which are available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/canaanite/files/management/protocols; nonmembers can access the protocols here).

Messages may be posted in English, German, or French. Additionally, Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, and possibly other fonts and scripts may be used as necessary.

The moderators are:

Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann

Academical Director

Resarch Unit on Ancient Hebrew & Epigraphy

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz


Yitzhak Sapir


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