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Interpreting the Sinaitic Inscriptions in Context: A New Reading of Sinai 345 1

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This article argues that Sinai 345 is a dedicatory inscription produced by Semitic speakers during a joint Egyptian-Semitic mining expedition to Serabit el-Khadem. As such, it reflects both Egyptian and Northwest Semitic culture. It is written in an Egyptian influenced variety of Northwest Semitic, but uses a Northwest Semitic dedicatory formula.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: June 1, 2013

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