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Biblical Hebrew: Studies in Chronology and Typology (Ian Young) Hardcover Book, (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2003) 9780826468413
Biblical Hebrew: Studies in Chronology and Typology (Ian Young) Hardcover Book, (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2003) 9780826468413
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Title: Biblical Hebrew: Studies in Chronology and Typology

Author: Young, Ian

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780826468413

Volumes: 1; Pages: 384

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In this book leading hebrew language scholars outline various views on the phenomenon of variation in biblical hebrew and its significance for biblical studies. An important question which is addressed is whether "late biblical hebrew" is a distinct chronological phase within the history of biblical hebrew. Articles explore both chronological and non-chronological interpretations of the differences between "early biblical hebrew" and "late biblical hebrew." These discussions have an important contribution to make to the wider field of biblical studies, not only to the history of the hebrew language. Current scholarly debates on the date and origin of the hebrew bible often emphasize the centrality of the evidence of linguistic stratification in the hebrew bible.

Contents

Abbreviations

List of Contributors

Introduction: The Origin of the Problem

The Importance of Loanwords for Dating Biblical Hebrew Texts

Hebrew and Aramaic in the Biblical Period: The Problem of 'Aramaisms' in Linguistic Research on the Hebrew Bible

Style is More than the Person: Sociolinguistics, Literary Culture, and the Distinction between Written and Oral Narrative

Hurvitz Redux: On the Continued Scholarly Inattention to a Simple Principle of Hebrew Philology

Further Evidence for North Israelite Contributions to Late Biblical Hebrew

Biblical Hebrew and the History of Ancient Judah: Typology, Chronology and Common Sense

Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts

The Transitions of Biblical Hebrew in the Perspective of Language Change and Diffusion

Dating Biblical Hebrew: Evidence from Samuel-Kings and Chronicles

The Habitat and History of Hebrew during the Second Temple Period

Late Biblical Hebrew and Hebrew Inscriptions

Concluding Reflections

Bibliography

Index of References

Index of Authors
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