Sunday, January 14, 2018

Medical School Phoenician?

PHOENICIAN WATCH: USJ is offering a course about the Phoenician language (Grace H., The961).
In an interview with Kalam Ennas, Professor Roland Tomb announced that the Medical School of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is offering the course “Introduction to the Phoenician Language.” Tomb, who is the Dean of the school, will be teaching Aramaic next semester.

Well good, although I'm baffled as to why this is being offered in a Medical School. Actually, I can't recall ever hearing of a semester course that was only on the Phoenician language, although that doesn't mean there haven't been any. Usually, even in research programs in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Phoenician would be taught as part of a course on Northwest Semitic epigraphy or the like. But anyhow, more power to them.

The photo is of the Kilamuwa Inscription.

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