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Tablets From Iraq Reveal Lost Language of Biblical Amorites, Adversaries of the Israelites

The existence of an ancient people who were frequent adversaries of the Israelites in the Old Testament has been corroborated by a pair of tablets from Iraq.

While the Bible speaks frequently of the Amorites, a nomadic people believed to have lived around 3,000 years ago in the region currently known as Syria and Israel, researchers have found little evidence that the Amorites had a language of their own.

Now, a research article titled Two Remarkable Vocabularies: Amorite-Akkadian Bilinguals from the Revue d’Assyriologie et d’Archeologie Orientale suggests that not only did an Amorite language exist, but it was possibly used as far east as ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq).

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