[b-hebrew] Dating the Psalms by language

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Fri Oct 29 15:04:27 EDT 2004


I just came in on this; I'd be interested in the linguistic evidence.

Some of the psalms are clearly very old because they are the same hymns as
hymns to Ba'al, Yam, and El, with different gods' names.     That would have
to be period of the judges.    I think there are also several tha techo the
Song of the Sea, which is equally old.

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
The American Colonies
villandra at austin.rr.com
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From: "R.Lehmann" <lehmann at uni-mainz.de>
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Chris,

see, for instance,
Rendsburg, Gary A.   Linguistic Evidence for the Northern Origin of
Selected Psalms, Atlanta 1990 (SBL Monograph Series 43).

Reinhard

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> From: "Christopher V. Kimball" <mail at cvkimball.com>
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> Have the Psalms been dated on the basis of their language?  All I have
> is
> that the first 3 books of Psalms are possibly earlier than the last
> two and
> that the probable dates are from David to the Exile.
>
> Chris Kimball

Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann, AkOR
Forschungsstelle für Althebräische Sprache und Epigraphik
Fachbereich 02 Evangelische Theologie
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
D-55099 Mainz

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