Proto-Canaanite alphabet

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Proto-Canaanite is the name given to

(a) the Proto-Sinaitic script when found in Canaan.[1]
(b) a hypothetical ancestor of the Phoenician script before some cut-off date, typically 1050 BCE, with an undefined affinity to Proto-Sinaitic.[2] No extant ″Phoenician″ inscription is older than 1000 BCE.[3] The Phoenician, Hebrew, and other Canaanite dialects were largely indistinguishable before that time.[4]

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  1. ^ Woodard, Roger (2008), The Ancient Languages of Syria-Palestine and Arabia .
  2. ^ Coulmas, Florian (1996). The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Writing Systems. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-21481-X. 
  3. ^ Hoffman, Joel M. (2004). In the beginning : a short history of the Hebrew language. New York, NY [u.a.]: New York Univ. Press. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-8147-3654-8. Retrieved 23 May 2017. By 1000 B.C.E., however, we see Phoenician writings [..] 
  4. ^ Naveh, Joseph (1987), "Proto-Canaanite, Archaic Greek, and the Script of the Aramaic Text on the Tell Fakhariyah Statue", in Miller; et al., Ancient Israelite Religion .

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