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Title: The Proto-Alphabetic Inscriptions of Sinai
Author(s): COLLES, Brian E.
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 28    Date: 1990   
Pages: 1-52
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.28.0.525711

Abstract :
In a previous article a new scheme was formulated for deciphering proto-alphabetic inscriptions from Sinai to Canaan, the so-called Proto-Sanaitic and Proto-Canaanite texts. This approach reduces the table of alphabetic pictographs from the 27 proposed by Albright to 23 characters. The proto-alphabet may have had more than 23 signs in its original form, but the extant inscriptions seem to exhibit only this number of pictographs.

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