Halévy, Joseph

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Halévy, Joseph


Born Dec. 15, 1827, in Adrianople, present-day Edirne; died 1917, in Paris. French Semitist.

Halévy studied the Semitic languages, epigraphy, and archaeology and did work in Assyriology and Biblical criticism. He deciphered and interpreted more than 600 Sabaean texts, which were published in Sabaean Studies (1875).


Mélanges d’épigraphie et d’archéologie sémitique Paris, 1874.
Recherches critiques sur l’origine de la civilisation babylonienne. Paris, 1876.
Documents religieux de l’Assyrie et de la Babylonie. Paris, 1882.
Mélanges de critique et d’histoire relatifs aux peuples sémitiques. Paris, 1883.
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