By Our Friends at Carta Jerusalem
An accomplished graphic artist, Ada Yardeni (1937–2018) joined CARTA in 1969. Half a century later Ada had gradually become a widely recognized and much respected authority on Semitic languages and paleography. Her expertise in that rarefied field was amplified exponentially by her unique artistic and graphic talents; yet, to the very end, Ada came to her Carta desk one day a week, every week. That one day was a focal point for scholars seeking her sage advice. Among her very last visitors were Weston Fields, Executive Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, and Cary Summers, President of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.
A jewel with many facets and a scholar of Hebrew paleography and epigraphy in her own right, Ada was also a superb graphic artist who specialized in ancient Hebrew script. Her unique talents and knowledge in this field…
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