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The Book of Hebrew Script: History, Palaeography, Script Styles, Calligraphy and Design (New)
by Yardeni, Ada
Publisher: Oak Knoll Press
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 9781584560876, 1584560878
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From the very scarce first printing in English done in Israel. This work is one of the most definitive books written on the origin and development of the Hebrew Script. Breaking through almost all fences within which Hebrew paleography has been confined, this work starts at the beginning, forges through the Second Temple period, and deals with all the periods following it. The shapes of the letters and their development are documented, described and analyzed. The survey also includes various scripts. Well-illustrated with the evolutionary calligraphy of the Ancient Hebrews. The author, Ada Yardeni, received her Ph.D. in ancient Semitic languages, paleography and epigraphy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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