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Languages from the World of the Bible

Languages from the World of the Bible by Holger Gzella
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The alphabetic script is part of the lasting heritage of the ancient Near East. It unites a number of newly-emerging civilizations in ancient Syria-Palestine, which together constitute the immediate background of the Hebrew Bible. Transformed by the impact of Hellenism, they also shaped the social-historical and cultural setting of the New Testament. This work presents fresh and concise yet thorough overviews of the relevant languages and their interaction. They are informed by the most recent scholarship and share a clear historical framework.

De Gruyter; December 2011
272 pages; ISBN 9781934078631
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Title: Languages from the World of the Bible
Author: Holger Gzella