Is there an approximate date when speakers of semitic languages reached northern Levant and Syria? I understand that from the linguistic material this can be difficult, but I look for litterature (if any) that brings a hypothesis to the table.

  • Maybe you can find more sources if you look for the history of semitic people. As far as I remember, Akkadians had territories in some parts of Syria. Also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natufian_culture
    – kabraxis
    Mar 21, 2017 at 17:54
  • @kabraxis Thank you! I am aware of all these, I am just looking for somekind of analysis or hypothesis on this issue. It's a call for sources.
    – Midas
    Mar 21, 2017 at 18:37
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    Aramaeans got to Syria in the 10th century BC.
    – Yellow Sky
    Mar 23, 2017 at 9:36
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    It's packed in a box somewhere, so I can't check; but I suspect that The Semitic Languages, edited by Robert Hetzron has answers to this.
    – Colin Fine
    Mar 23, 2017 at 23:26


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