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It is closely related to the Phoenician script. The find is attributed to the midth century BCE. Gezer calendar The script of free ruins writing alphabet Gezer calendar  dated to the late 10th century BCE, bears strong resemblance to contemporaneous Phoenician script from inscriptions at Byblos.
The 8th-century Hebrew inscriptions exhibit many specific and exclusive traits, leading modern scholars to conclude that already in the 10th century BCE the Paleo-Hebrew script was used by wide scribal circles.
Even though very few 10th-century Hebrew inscriptions have been found, the quantity of the epigraphic material from the 8th century onward shows the gradual spread of literacy among the people of the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah.
In a Phoenician inscription in 22 lines was found among the ruins of Sidon. Each line contained about 40 or 50 characters.
A facsimile copy of the writing was published in United States Magazine in July The inscription was on the lid of a large stone sarcophagus carved in fine Egyptian style. The writing was primarily a genealogical history of a king of Sidon buried in the sarcophagus.
Following the exile of the Kingdom of Judah in the 6th century BCE, in the Babylonian exileJews began using a form of the Assyrian scriptwhich was another offshoot of the same family of scripts.
During the 3rd century BCE, Jews began to use a stylized, "square" form of the Aramaic alphabet that was used by the Persian Empire which in turn was adopted from the Assyrians while the Samaritans continued to use a form of the Paleo-Hebrew script, called the Samaritan script.
After the fall of the Persian Empire, Jews used both scripts before settling on the Assyrian form. For a limited time thereafter, the use of the Paleo-Hebrew script among Jews was retained only to write the Tetragrammaton.
The aversion of the lapidary script may indicate that the custom of erecting stelae by the kings and offering votive inscriptions to the deity was not widespread in Israel.
Even the engraved inscriptions from the 8th century exhibit elements of the cursive style, such as the shading, which is a natural feature of pen-and-ink writing. Examples of such inscriptions include the Siloam inscription numerous tomb inscriptions from Jerusalem  the Ketef Hinnom amulets, a fragmentary Hebrew inscription on an ivory which was taken as war spoils probably from Samaria to Nimrudand the hundreds of 8th to 6th-century Hebrew seals from various sites.
The most developed cursive script is found on the 18 Lachish ostraca letters sent by an officer to the governor of Lachish just before the destruction of the First Temple in BCE.
A slightly earlier circa BCE but similar script is found on an ostracon excavated at Mesad Hashavyahucontaining a petition for redress of grievances an appeal by a field worker to the fortress's governor regarding the confiscation of his cloak, which the writer considers to have been unjust.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. June Coin from the Bar Kokhba revolt with the Paleo-Hebrew writings After the Babylonian capture of Judea, when most of the nobles were taken into exile, the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet continued to be used by the people who remained.
One example of such writings are the 6th-century BCE jar handles from Gibeonon which the names of winegrowers are inscribed. Beginning from the 5th century BCE onward, the Aramaic language and script became an official means of communication. Paleo-Hebrew was still used by scribes and others.
The Paleo-Hebrew alphabet fell completely out of use only after CE.The word rune comes from the Norse rún which means mystery or kaja-net.com is known about the origins of the Runic alphabet and no one knows exactly when, where or who invented it.
Runes are the characters of the earliest written alphabet used by the Germanic peoples of Europe called Futhark.
Watch video · Runic alphabet. Little is known about the origins of the Runic alphabet, which is traditionally known as futhark after the first six letters.. The Runic alphabet may have been based on an early version of the Greek alphabet.A number of letters resemble those used in early Greek alphabet.
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