USJ is offering a course about the Phoenician language

In an interview with Kalam Ennas, Professor Roland Tomb announced that the Medical School of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is offering the course “Introduction to the Phoenician Language.” Tomb, who is the Dean of the school, will be teaching Aramaic next semester. He said that Lebanese people keep saying that the Phoenicians invented the alphabet; however, how many Lebanese actually know about this topic? According to


, the course will help students understand the Phoenician culture, civilization, and evolution by reading documents written in Phoenician. Dr. Maroun Khreich will be teaching this course. By the end of the semester, the students should be able to translate Phoenician texts and transcribe Phoenician letters to Arabic or French. Students, professors, and doctors can register for this course.