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Paleo-Hebrew Alphabet

Paleo-Hebrew Script Table

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Note: "Paleo-Hebrew" (Ketav Ivri) was essentially the Phoenician alphabet that added semantic meaning through the novel use of dual-purpose "vowel letters" (i.e., Alpeh, Hey, Vav). This script was used during in the First Temple period (though it was also used as a symbol of nationalistic revival in the Second Temple Period. A modified version of this script (Samaritan) is still extant today (see next).

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