Institute Mission

About The Institute

Our goal is to give an exceptional educational experience from start to finish to our eager audience – students or professionals looking for career improvement through better understanding of languages, as well as others who would like to better their general knowledge for social reasons.
-Ephriam Isaac, Director

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Semitic Languages

Semitic Languages

Whereas the study of all human languages is important, scholars have traditionally attached special importance to the study of languages that represent the most ancient civilizations. This approach is understandable. Through a better understanding of its language, a civilization can be more deeply penetrated, better understood and appreciated...

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Learn from the leading experts about the importance of Institute and its contribution to the importance of studying, preserving and advancing the languagues of ancient civilizations.



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Institute Mission The goal of the institute.

“Our goal is to give an exceptional educational experience from start to finish to our eager audience – students or professionals looking for career improvement through better understanding of languages, as well as others who would like to better their general knowledge for social reasons.”

Ephraim Isaac, Director

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Africa Peace Center

Africa Peace Center Planting seeds of peace to ensure stability and prosperity.

The African Peace Center (APC) is committed to promoting peace and reconciliation throughout Africa and across the globe, understanding that peace at home requires peace abroad.


The Alphabet The basis of the languages.

The alphabet is a device; in many respects it is the mother of many other advanced inventions that have enhanced the speed of human progress. Over two billion people throughout the world today use one form or another of the alphabet for reading, writing, recording, various forms of art and communication, and expressing ideas and emotions.

Semitic Alphabet *This table is to only show the origin of each of the Roman or Latin alphabet,
not all Semitic letters.

Ways To Contribute

Ways To Contribute You can help grow the institute.

The Institute of Semitic Studies in Princeton, NJ needs you to help us grow and advance the institute. It is people like you who make a difference in what we do to study and preserve these ancient languagues. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Donate today!