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Ancient Literacy

Pub Date : 1991 | Author : William V. HARRIS | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 0674033817
ISBN 13 : 9780674033818

W. V. Harris provides the first thorough exploration of the levels, types, and functions of literacy in the classical world, from the invention of the Greek alphabet about 800 B.C...

Contextualizing Israel S Sacred Writing

Pub Date : 2015-07-20 | Author : Brian B. Schmidt | Publisher : SBL Press

ISBN 10 : 9781628371192
ISBN 13 : 1628371196

An essential resource exploring orality and literacy in the pre-Hellenistic southern Levant and the Hebrew Bible Situated historically between the invention of the alphabet, on the..

Literacy And Power In The Ancient World

Pub Date : 1996-12-05 | Author : Alan K. Bowman | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 0521587360
ISBN 13 : 9780521587365

Was writing a revolutionary innovation, prompting or participating in social change, or a fundamentally repressive and disciplinary technology? The book consists of a series of stu..

Jewish Literacy In Roman Palestine

Pub Date : 2001 | Author : Catherine Hezser | Publisher : Mohr Siebeck

ISBN 10 : 3161475461
ISBN 13 : 9783161475467

Since Judaism has always been seen as the quintessential 'religion of the book', a high literacy rate amongst ancient Jews has usually been taken for granted. Catherine Hezser pres..

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