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Bibil Identifier bibil:230066
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Wadi el-Ḥôl Inscription 2 and The Early Semitic Alphabetic Graph *ǵ, *ǵull-, “yoke”
Author Vanderhooft, David S.
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 2, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 125-135 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the second of two early alphabetic inscriptions from the Wadi el-Hôl in Egypt, an unidentified graph appears twice. I hypothesize that the acrophone for the graph is the double ox-yoke with neck thongs on each end, which was called a *ǵullu, “yoke” in Proto-Northwest Semitic. According to this hypothesis, *ǵullu is the acrophone for the Proto-Semitic phoneme */ǵ/. On this basis, I offer a tentative decipherment of the inscription.
DOI 10.1628/219222713X13757034787711
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : Proto-Semitic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Semiotics (general) : Semantics
Terms עוֹל עול על
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