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Tell El-amarna

tel-el-a-mar’-na, I. INTRODUCTION 1. Name 2. Discovery 3. Physical Character II. EPIGRAPHICAL VALUE 1. Peculiar Cuneiform Script 2. Method of Writing Proper Names III. PHILOLOGICAL VALUE 1. Knowledge of Amorite, Hittite and Mitannian Tongues 2. Persistence of Canaanite Names to the Present Time 3. Verification of Biblical Statements concerning "the Language of Canaan" IV. GEOGRAPHICAL VALUE 1. Political and Ethnological Lines and Locations 2. Verification of Biblical and Egyptian Geographical Notices 3. Confirmation of General Evidential Value of Ancient Geographical Notes of Bible Lands V. HISTORICAL VALUE 1. Revolutionary Change of Opinion concerning Canaanite Civilization in Patriarchal Times 2. Anomalous Historical Situation Revealed by Use of Cuneiform Script 3. Extensive Diplomatic Correspondence of the Age 4. Unsolved Problem of the Habiri LITERATURE A collection of about 350 inscribed clay tablets from Egypt, but written in the cuneiform writing, being pa