Cookies Policy
Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Negeb Script

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this article

$30.00+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites

image of Vetus Testamentum

To sum up: From some time in the second half of the 1st cBCE to the Bar Kokhba War (132-135) there existed a Jewish script which contained Hebrew and Nabataean elements. The Murabba'at finds show that there was close contact between Jews and Nabataeans in, presumably, the north-eastern corner of the Negeb. Palaeographically, the documents in this alphabet appear to indicate that the new script came into being in the second half of the 1st cBCE, through the influence of the Nabataean on Hebrew script. The period of amalgamation seems to have been of short duration. As to the further fate of Neg, it seems reasonable to assume that the upheaval caused by the Bar Kokhba War resulted in the dispersal of those who used this writing, and that after the loss of its territorial base the Negeb script would have had no possibility of remaining alive.


Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Create email alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Vetus Testamentum — Recommend this title to your library

    Thank you

    Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation