The earlier pictographic writing gave rise to a linear alphabet. The lecture will
also discuss ways in which the revolutionary new alphabet was believed from
antiquity to present day, to possess magical powers.
Professor Ron Tappy, G. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology, Director of the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology
“Letters: The Working-Class Invention that Revolutionized Writing”
October 1, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
616 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15206
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Archaeology Lecture Series
Co-sponsored with The Biblical Archaeology Society of Pittsburgh