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Dictionary of North-West Semitic Inscriptions (2 vols.)
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Dictionary of North-West Semitic Inscriptions (2 vols.)

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Brill 2004

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The Northwest Semitic epigrapha enriches our understanding of the Old Testament and of the Ugaritic texts, as well as our knowledge of Semitic languages. This dictionary covers the period from 1000 BC to AD 300. Besides translations, the entries discuss scholarly literature and include full references. The book is a translated, updated, and considerably augmented edition of Jean & Hoftijzer’s Dictionnaire des inscriptions sémitiques de l'ouest. The additions concern newly found texts as well as references to new scholarly literature. This is an indispensable tool for research in Northwest Semitic epigraphy, on the Old Testament and on Ugaritic texts, and for Semitic linguistics.

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Key Features

  • Enhances understanding of the Old Testament, the Ugaritic texts, and the Northwest Semitic languages
  • Covers from 1000 BC to AD 300
  • Includes discussions of and full references to scholarly literature

Praise for the Print Edition

It deserves a place in every serious academic library, as well as many personal libraries.

David W. Baker, Ashland Theological Journal

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About the Authors

J. Hoftijzer is professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and is best known for his contribution to Dictionnaire des inscriptions sémitiques de l’ouest.

K. Jongeling is a professor of languages and cultures of the Middle East at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She is also the coeditor of Late Punic Epigraphy.