Jonesing for Arabic

Arabic’s past is out there, preserved in stone in the deserts of North Arabia and Syria. For the past few years, I have made several journeys to the Harrah (the basalt desert of Jordan and southern Syria) to document inscriptions in the Safaitic, Thamudic, Greek, Nabataean, Palmyrene, and early Arabic scripts. These precious artefacts attest … Continue reading Jonesing for Arabic