Thursday, April 29, 2021

LAKISH INSCRIPTIONS GALORE

Lakish inscriptions: syllabic and consonantal

The West Semitic inscriptions from Lakish (Tel Lachish in southern Israel) are presented as examples of:

West Semitic Syllabic and Consonantal Scripts 

Lakish was apparently unoccupied in the time of the Judges in Israel, and so did not experience the Neo-syllabary, though it has yielded examples of the other three West Semitic writing systems in the evolutionary scheme:
Proto-syllabary >
Proto-consonantary >
Neo-consonantary >
Neo-syllabary.

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