Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Since the publication of the celebrated work by Knudtzon, Die El-Amarna Tafeln, in 1915, numerous discoveries have been made of cuneiform tablets from the Near East which have shed considerable light on the languages of the second millennium BCE. These discoveries have greatly augmented our knowledge of Semitic Linguistics in general and Hebrew Philology in particular. Because of a high respect for the Bible, I have made it my life's work to be a student of the Word of God, having as my motto the admonition of the Apostle Paul to young Timothy: "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (II Timothy 2:15) In the good providence of God, I have been able to concentrate on Old Testament studies. These, in turn, have caused me to investigate the cognate languages to ancient Biblical Hebrew most of which were written 1n cuneiform. One can readily perceive why I chose the subject of this dissertation, for Assyriology has kissed Biblical Hebrew through the Canaanite letters found at Tell El-Amarna.
Gilchrist, Paul R., "A Philological and Critical Commentary of The Amarna Correspondence from Central Palestine, Including Texts and Translations of the Letters of Lab'aya, Milkilu, Zimredda and Shipti-Ba'lu" (1967). Dropsie College Theses. 134.
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