By W. Randall Garr

Garr's vintage examine on dialect geography of the Levant used to be the 1st book-length try to stick with within the steps of Zellig Harris, The improvement of the Canaanite Dialects in forty five years. This Eisenbrauns' reprint makes the publication (out of print for numerous years) on hand once more to scholars of the Canaanite languages.

The publication opens with an creation that offers the method used, a survey of previous experiences, the corpus of texts utilized in the learn, and Garr's objectives. the subsequent 3 chapters supply a complete record of phonological, morphological, and syntactical good points, that are then accrued right into a accomplished desk and analyzed for his or her relevance to dialectical type. Conclusions and a wealthy bibliography persist with, in addition to indexes of topic, texts pointed out, and phrases.

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8 In this connection, see Mendelsohn 1949: 119. a-a archive, see most recently Garfinkle 2003. 10 Male slaves: TIM 9 103 = FAOS 17 116 (7 gin2), PIOL 19 384 = FAOS 17 113 (8? 0 åe gur; at a price of 6 1/2 shekels for the cow [see Falkenstein 1956–57, vol. 2: 296 to lines 13–14], and about one shekel of silver for the barley [see Steinkeller 1989: 134]; this represents a value of more than 7 shekels of silver). 11 See Neumann 2004: 5–6 no. 5 (with citations). 12 For details, see Owen 1980. c. 13 Given that, at that time, the average price of a man was about 10 shekels of silver, and that the prices of women were around 5 to 6 shekels,14 we may assume that the slaves altogether had a value of around 3 to 4 minas of silver, and this factored into the overall value of the family’s estate.

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