Is there a difference (re "classical Hebrew")

uri hurwitz uhurwitz at
Mon Jun 17 18:34:51 EDT 2002

  In his answer to the question about what may termed 'classical H',
Reinhard Lehmann was of course right: it is a matter of personal
  Also in his answer he says: "This alltogether is mostly Biblical
Hebrew,whom the language of early inscriptions should relate in some
way(but that's not so easy at all)."
  Now, I'm puzzled by the bracketed statement -- the epigraphic material
from Yabneh Yam  ( the poor fellow whose clothing was taken away), some of
the Lakhish letters, or Arad ostraca reads very much like standard BH.
   Did Reinhard have Northern material in mind?         Uri Hurwitz

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