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Literacy: Biblical Hebrew
(4,150 words)

1. Sources

The main sources of knowledge about reading and writing in ancient Israel are the Bible and archaeological and epigraphic remains. So far no artistic depictions of writing or reading activities have come to light, unlike in other cultures of the ancient Near East (e.…

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Mendel, Anat, “Literacy: Biblical Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 21 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000741>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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