Dropsie College Theses

Date of Award

Spring 4-4-1967

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Meir Bravmann


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.


Library at the Katz Center - Archives Room Manuscript. PJ3887 .G55 1967.

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