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Title:
An examination of the ancient orthography of the Jews, and of the original state of the text of the Hebrew Bible ...
Author:
Wall, Charles William, 1783?-1862.
Physical Description:
4 volumes : plates (part folded) ; 27 cm
General Note:
"The first chapter alone of this volume has an immediate reference to the Bible. The discussions which come after, about various kinds of ancient writing, more especially about the cuneiform kinds ... leave no room here for the continuation of my principal subject. I shall, therefore, confine myself solely to proofs of the reality and value of my discovery, respecting the original state of the Hebrew text, in another treatise which I hope to have very soon ready for publication."--Advertisement, pt. III, vol. I.

No more published.
Language:
English
Contents:
pt. 1. Containing an inquiry into the origin of alphabetic writing; with which is incorporated an essay on the Egyptian hieroglyphs.--pt. 2. On the propagation of alphabets and other phonetic systems throughout eastern Asia; and on the vast inferiority of ideagraphic writing, as displayed in its effects upon human learning. 2 v.--pt. 3, Vol. I The sacret text originally written without vowel-letters, or any other signs whatever of the vocal, considered apart from the articulate, ingredients of syllabic sounds.
Format :
Book