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The origin of alphabet: from Egypt, Canaan to Greece via Phoenicians

It is said the ‘Phoenician alphabet developed from the proto-Canaanite alphabet, which was created sometime between the 18th and 17th centuries BC.’ (http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Grammar/Unit_One/History/history.html) According to the above website, the proto-Canaanite alphabet was a kind of pictographic script, which consists of … Continue reading

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