This book examines Northwest Semitic syntax, which has been explored at great length on word, phrasal, and clausal levels. From the tenth to the fifth centuries BC, and including writings from the Phoenician, Moabite, and Hebrew languages, the inscriptional material examined in this work is analyzed based on a text level approach, and how clauses and sentences work together to form larger syntactic units is demonstrated. The syntax and literary structure of the inscriptions complement each other, as the syntax is the vehicle that conveys the literary devices within the inscriptions.
Aaron Schade is Assistant Professor of Religious Education at Brigham Young University Hawaii.
Foreword by Brian Peckham; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The Phoenician Azatiwada Inscription from Karatepe; 3. The Phoenician Inscription of Kilamuwa; 4. Phoenician Inscriptions from Byblos: Ahirom, Yehimilk, Abibaal, and Yehawmilk; 5. The Tabnit and Eshmunazor Inscriptions from Sidon; 6. The Mesha Inscription; 7. The Hebrew Mesad Hashavyahu Inscription; 8. Final Conclusions; Glossary; Bibliography; Author Index; General Index.