Newly Found Inscriptions in Old Canaanite and Early Phoenician Scripts

@article{Cross1980NewlyFI,
  title={Newly Found Inscriptions in Old Canaanite and Early Phoenician Scripts},
  author={Frank Moore Cross},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  year={1980},
  volume={238},
  pages={1 - 20}
}
  • F. Cross
  • Published 1 April 1980
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
The discovery in 1953 of three arrowheads from 'El-Khadr inscribed with three identical inscriptions of the late 12th century B.c. initiated a new stage in the study of alphabetic origins (Cross and Milik 1954: 5-15; Cross and Milik 1956: 15-23). The brief texts of the arrowheads provided secure readings of alphabetic signs at precisely the period of transition from the older pictographic (ProtoCanaanite or Old Canaanite) script to the Early Linear (Phoenician) alphabet. These inscriptions also… Expand
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