A Ugaritic Abecedary and the Origins of the Proto-Canaanite Alphabet

@article{Cross1960AUA,
  title={A Ugaritic Abecedary and the Origins of the Proto-Canaanite Alphabet},
  author={F. Cross and T. O. Lambdin},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  year={1960},
  volume={160},
  pages={21 - 26}
}
  • F. Cross, T. O. Lambdin
  • Published 1960
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Advances in the decipherment of Proto-Canaanite texts during the past twelve years 1 together with the discovery of the el-Khadr arrowheads in 1953 2 have furnished definitive evidence that the conventional Phoenician alphabet 3 evolved directly from the Proto-Canaanite pictographic script. Twelve of the most frequent signs can be traced in detail through their evolution from transparent pictograph to Phoenician letter in deciphered contexts.4 Five others, whose pictographs remain more or less… CONTINUE READING
    37 Citations
    Newly Found Inscriptions in Old Canaanite and Early Phoenician Scripts
    • F. Cross
    • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
    • 1980
    The Prehistory of Albania
    • 11
    THE HITTITES AND SYRIA (1300-1200 B.C.)
    • 5
    W. F. Albright and Early Alphabetic Epigraphy
    • 3
    The Ras Shamra Matrix
    • 12
    The Contribution of Frank Moore Cross to Ugaritic Studies
    • M. Smith
    • History
    • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
    • 2014