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Of Phoenician origin and alphabetic nature, Edomite is composed of 22 consonant signs, written from right to left. As specific palaeographical features, the upside-down shape of dalet and the Aramaic-like horizontal ductus deserve special interest. The 6th century BC brings about the complete graphic assimilation to Aramaic writing. Epigraphic records amount to a few seals and some ostraka.
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