Wandering in the Desert?: A Review of Charles R. Krahmalkov’s “The Chief of Miners Mashe/Moshe, the Historical Moses”
The Sinaitic inscriptions do not contain evidence of the historical Moses. But they are some of the earliest alphabetic inscriptions ever found and therefore constitute important evidence for studying the invention of alphabetic writing, which forms the basis for so much of modern Western society. In particular, they bear witness to the genesis of the alphabet from Egyptian hieroglyphs during the Middle Kingdom.
By Aren M. Wilson-Wright
University of Zurich
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