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Proto-Canaanite alphabet

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  1. An abjad of twenty-plus acrophonic glyphs, found in Levantine texts of the Late Bronze Age (from ca. the 15th century [B.C.E.]), by convention taken to last until a cut-off date of 1050 [B.C.E.] after which it is called Phoenician.

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Proto-Canaanite alphabet: Proto-Canaanite is the name given to the Proto-Sinaitic script when found in Canaan; to the early Phoenician script before some cut-off date, such as 1050 BCE, as Phoenician, Hebrew, and other Canaanite dialects are largely indistinguishable before that time; or to a hypothetical ancestor of Phoenician, with an undefined affinity to Proto-Sinaitic.

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Google previewThe New Unger's Bible Dictionary (2009)

by Merrill F. Unger

From the lowest level came an ostracon bearing the earliest proto-Canaanite alphabet that has yet come to light. Level II evidently was abandoned c. 1050, about the time of the battle that resulted in the Israelite loss of the ...

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