[b-hebrew] Eblaite - Ebla

Søren Holst sh at teol.ku.dk
Wed Mar 16 07:41:57 EST 2005


Chris,

I've asked myself the same question.

The very readable and affordable recent introduction to Biblical Hebrew and related languages, "Beyond Babel", SBL 2002, chose to focus on "the most significant" languages - and left out Eblaite (its introduction treats Eblaite as a sub-group of Esat Semitic next to Akkadian).

The top-notch (but obscenely expensive) volume ed. by the late R. Hetzron, "Semitic Languages", Routledge 1997, has a 14-page chapter (incl. bibliog.) by Cyrus H. Gordon on "Amorite and Eblaite".

I don't know of anything more recent or comprehensive for the non-specialist, but then I've done no very thorough research.

kol tuv
Soren, Copenhagen

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> Dear Members of the board,
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> I wonder if there are any of you who are familiar with the developments of
> the 17000 tablets that were found in the 1975 time in Syria.  I have tried
> searching for detailed info on the web about the translations and any
> information they can provide about the hebrew language etc.
> 
> Mostly what i read is political problems with the Syrian officials and brief
> VERY BRIEF explanation about what these tablets can tell us.
> 
> Does anyone know anything please?
> 
> regards, Chris, Ireland.
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