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Department of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations – Egyptology



* The late Professor Sarah Groll, a student of the linguist Hans-Jakob Polotsky and of the Egyptologist Jaroslav Cerny, founded the Department of Egyptology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which became an international centre for the study of Ramesside texts. She had already shown her interest in the characteristics of the language of ancient Egyptian legal texts in 1984 with her paper “A Short Grammar of the Spermeru Dialect.” in Studien zu Sprache und Religion Ägyptens: Feschrift W. Westendorf, ed. F. Junge. I, 41-61. Göttingen: Hubert & Co.






* Dr. Arlette David (faculty profile), LLM from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Ph.D. in Egyptology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, studies the legal registers of Ramesside documents, the classifiers used in their legal lexicon, and the metaphorical processes at the basis of ancient Egyptian legal categories:



2004. Analyse du discours juridique dans les décrets royaux ramessides. Göttinger Miszellen 199: 31-44.

2006. Syntactic and Lexico-Semantic Aspects of the Legal Register in Ramesside Royal Decrees. GOF IV. Reihe Ägypten 38. Classification and Categorization in Ancient Egypt 5. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz

2007. Ancient Egyptian Forensic Metaphors and Categories. Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 134, 1-14.

2008. The Sound of the Magic Flute in Legal and Religious Registers of the Ramesside Period: Some Common Features of Two "Ritualistic Languages". In Law and Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean, eds. R. Kratz & A. Hagedorn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.





She is also the moderator of the Ancient Law Forum Group and one of the creators of the Israeli Forum for the Research in Legal History of the Ancient and Pre-Industrial World.




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