[b-hebrew] dating the bible, linguistics

Vincent DeCaen decaen at origin.chass.utoronto.ca
Tue Nov 18 09:56:48 EST 2003

re: dating the bible:

an interesting convergence with the archaeological books just mentioned: 
corpus-based linguistic analysis of the biblical texts suggests the same 
relative chronologies. the monograph is in progress, but two published 
proof-of-concepts are available: both are also available in my papers 
directory at http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~decaen/papers/ (the minimalism 
paper, and the JNWS paper on nunation).

i suggested the exodus narrative was composed ca. 500, for what it's 

Dr Vincent DeCaen
Adjunct Professor
Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
University of Toronto

Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative (HSEI)
"and were Croesus and his footman to change places, you know, you poor 
rogue, who would have the benefit of your allegiance"
--Thackeray, Vanity Fair

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