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Did the Phoenicians speak Aramaic? 
29th-Jul-2010 09:56 pm
tiwa 1
Hello everybody,

I am reading one of Harry Turtledove's adventure novels set in the late 4th century BCE, 16 years after the death of Alexander the Great. The Phoenician characters are all said to speak Aramaic. Is this historically accurate? When did the Phoenicians switch from their own Canaanite language closely related to Biblical Hebrew to Aramaic?
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