Books a comparative grammar of the semitic languages oleary de lacy this book is a little dated and was written before the discovery of ugaritic but it is still a very good primer on the grammar of the semitic languages.
Semitic. Asherah ancient west semitic goddess consort of the supreme god. They are spoken by more than 500 million people across the middle east north africa and the horn of africa. Her principal epithet was probably she who walks on the sea she was occasionally called elath elat the goddess and may have also been called qudshu holiness. 2014 survey of attitudes toward jews in over 100 countries around the world.
Semitic definition a subfamily of afroasiatic languages that includes akkadian arabic aramaic ethiopic hebrew and phoenician. Semitic languages are spoken by more than 330 million people across much of western asia north africa and the horn of africa as well as in often large expatriate communities in north america and europe with smaller communities in the. Semitic mythology arose among several cultures that flourished in the ancient near east a region that extended from mesopotamia in modern iraq to the eastern coast of the mediterranean sea. This is a list of proto semitic stems triconsonantal roots and extensions with their reflexes in several semitic languages ie.
Cyrus gordon head of the department of mediterranean studies at brandeis university 1956 1974 and an expert in ancient semitic languages wrote. But before i could proceed in my research i had to be reasonably convinced that the los lunas stone was not a forgery or a fake. The semitic languages are a branch of the afroasiatic language family originating in the middle east. 109 billion people in the world today harbor anti semitic attitudes.