Semitic Studies in Honour of Edward Ullendorff

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This is a Festschrift volume for the British Semitist Edward Ullendorff. It contains papers written by leading scholars in the fields of Semitic philology and Near Eastern history and literature. The contributions are wide-ranging, including linguistic studies of Ethiopian Semitic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Arabic and Greek, also papers on ancient Near Eastern, biblical, Islamic and Ethiopian history and papers on Amharic and Modern Hebrew literature.

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This is a Festschrift volume for the British Semitist Edward Ullendorff. It contains papers written by leading scholars in the fields of Semitic philology and Near Eastern history and literature. The contributions are wide-ranging, including linguistic studies of Ethiopian Semitic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Arabic and Greek, also papers on ancient Near Eastern, biblical, Islamic and Ethiopian history and papers on Amharic and Modern Hebrew literature.

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"Edward Ulendorff has truly been honoured by this feast! The volume has a remarkably full subject index."
John Day, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 31.5 (2007)
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Geoffrey Khan, Ph.D. (1984) in Semitic Languages, School of Oriental and African Studies, is Professor of Semitic Philology at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has published extensively in the field of Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic philology. He was awarded the Lidzbarski Gold Medal for Semitic Philology in 2004.
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Table of Contents

Update to the bibliography of the writings of Edward Ullendorff 4
Semitic triradicalism and the biradical question 7
Reflexes of *Qatl forms in Ge'ez 26
The decay of Qattala/Qatala in Ge'ez 37
Definite markers in modern ethiopian semitic languages 51
Is neo-aramaic a semitic language? 62
Some parallels in linguistic development between biblical Hebrew and neo-aramaic 84
The Dativus Ethicus in medieval Judaeo-Arabic 109
Form X of the verb in the Arabic dialects of Eastern Arabia 115
A Christian tradition of Hebrew vocalisation in medieval England 126
The script of Taiman 147
Venezia e Livorno nella Toponomastica Araba 153
The etymology of [anthropos] - a suggestion 160
Eheu, fugaces 165
More than marginal Ugarit in its Eastern Mediterranean setting 181
A questionable theory of Egyptian influence on a genre of Hebrew literature 189
Isaiah, Micah and Qumran 203
Psalm 135(136):25 in a Jewish Greek inscription from Nicaea 212
Dinah in a Syriac poem on Joseph 222
Two notes on the Ethiopic text of Ezekiel 236
Die athiopischen Handschriften der Sammlung Bongarsiana Codices 245
An archaic Amharic poem on condemning wealth and glory 255
Innovation and misoneism during the reign of Emperor Yohannes IV of Ethiopia (1872-1889) 276
Towards a biography of Nizam al-Mulk : three sources from Ibn al-'Adim 299
Jean Juster and the study of Jews under Roman rule 309
Dante and modern Hebrew literature 323
Humour in the novels of Peretz Smolenskin 338
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