Egyptian Influences in Semitic Languages

This past Wednesday, the ANELC eLecture was presented by Dr. Aaron Rubin, a Semiticist at Penn State University. Dr. Rubin walked us through linguistic exchanges that suggest kinship between Egyptian and Semitic languages. Semitic languages and Egyptian are two branches of a group of ancient Near Eastern languages referred to as Afroasiatic. Dr. Rubin’s presentation…

Prayers and Incantations for Healing in Akkadian and Aramaic

On Wednesday, the University College London and King’s College London hosted Dr. Mark Geller to present for the Ancient Near Eastern Language in Contact 2020 eLecture series. About 100 people logged on to listen. Dr. Geller gave an interesting presentation which focused on connections between incantation texts from Aramaic and Akkadian origins. He looked at incantations…

ANELC eLecture Series: ‘Language Contact between Hittite and Sumer’ by Dr. Mark Weeden

Alt: Why Biblical Commentary is Among the World’s Oldest Professions Today was the premier lecture for the Ancient Near Eastern Language in Contact 2020 eLecture series, hosted by University College London and King’s College London. Dr. Mark Weeden gave a lecture, with 150 people in virtual attendance.  Even though Uruk (a site of Sumerian texts) and…