This is a Festschrift volume for the British Semitist Edward Ullendorff. It contains papers written by leading scholars in the fields of Semitic philology and Near Eastern history and literature. The contributions are wide-ranging, including linguistic studies of Ethiopian Semitic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Arabic and Greek, also papers on ancient Near Eastern, biblical, Islamic and Ethiopian history and papers on Amharic and Modern Hebrew literature.
Geoffrey Khan, Ph.D. (1984) in Semitic Languages, School of Oriental and African Studies, is Professor of Semitic Philology at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has published extensively in the field of Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic philology. He was awarded the Lidzbarski Gold Medal for Semitic Philology in 2004.
"Edward Ulendorff has truly been honoured by this feast! The volume has a remarkably full subject index."
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 31.5 (2007)
This volume is likely to have a wide readership. All those interested in Semitic languages (especially Hebrew, Aramaic, Ethiopian Semitic and Arabic), also biblical studies and Modern Hebrew literature.