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Am­mon­ite
(76 words)

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Canaanite dialect very similar to  Phoenician and used by the Ammonites in the region around Rabbath Ammon. There is very little written evidence c. 9th-7th cents. BC): citadel inscriptions from Amman, writing on a receptacle (Tell Siran bottle) and approximately 150 stamping seals.

Bibliography

W. R. Garr, Dialect Geography of Syria-Palestina, 1000-586 B.C.E., 1985

L. Herr, The Scripts of Ancient Northwest Semitic Seals, 1978

K. P. Jackson, The Ammonite Language of the Iron Age, 1983.

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Müller-Kessler, Christa (Emskirchen), “Am­mon­ite”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 30 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e118250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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