Name of the language used by the residents of the country of Edom ( Idumaea) south-east of the Dead Sea. Linguistically, E. should be placed between Phoenician and Hebrew. It is recorded in only a few inscriptions on ostraca and seals (7th/6th cents. BC).
W. R. Garr, Dialect Geography of Syria-Palestine, 1985
L. Herr, The Scripts of Ancient Northwestsemitic Seals, 1978.
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Müller-Kessler, Christa (Emskirchen),
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 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e326340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510