Re: New contribution

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 17:27:48 CDT

Dean Snyder scripsit:

> In gross terms, I would characterize the watershed events in "scripts"
> used to write Hebrew as:
> 1) adoption of the Canaanite/Phoenician alphabet
> 2) adoption, around the time of the Babylonian exile, of Imperial Aramaic
> script (coupled with some portions of the Hebrew Bible itself being
> written in Aramaic)
> 3) adoption of the various supra-consonantal vowel and accent systems

4) The abandonment of most of the apparatus introduced in step 3, as far
as productive use of the script is concerned, reverting to the 22CWSA.

John Cowan
        Is it not written, "That which is written, is written"?

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