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I think it's hard to facilitate an answer as so few primary sources date from that period that we know of and can actually "read" (understand.) So perhaps in the abstract we can infer but I think we'll never know. Our Western "traditions" (of communicating the past on something other than stone) don't really begin until the Greeks...and very few of the ...


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The levant area (Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine) of the time was dominated by an overall cannanite culture. The phoenicians were the coastal branch of the canaanite culture - who lived in individual city-states that made their wealth by ocean trade. The hebrew's core ancestors were likely pastoral tribes related to the arameans, which is even stated in ...


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The Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political, Social, and Military History: The First Zionist Congress's official language, both spoken and written, was German, but many delegates also spoke Yiddish (Hebrew-German vernacular), the language of Ashkenazic Judaism, and a Yiddish-like German known as Kongressdeutch.



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