[b-hebrew] comparative historical linguistics was Re:Nun-Tav-Vet root

Bryant J. Williams III bjwvmw at com-pair.net
Tue Nov 28 22:44:21 EST 2006


Dear David,

May I please be sent a copy?
BTW, I forgot to thank you for the previous copies. My apologies.

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Kummerow" <farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 6:47 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] comparative historical linguistics was
Re:Nun-Tav-Vet root


> Hi Karl,
>
> We do have some evidence of updating of the language beyond Matres
> Lectionis. Something of a "paper trail" (to use your words) may be seen
> in the differences between biblical texts found at Qumran and those of
> Masada. Very interesting reading, for example, is:
>
> Young, Ian. 2002. "The Stabilization of the Biblical Text in the Light
> of Qumran and Masada: A Challenge for Conventional Qumran Chronology."
> Dead Sea Discoveries 9: 364-390.
>
> If you don't have access, I can supply a copy.
>
> Regards,
> David Kummerow.
>
>
> On 11/28/06, *K Randolph* <kwrandolph at gmail.com>
<mailto:b-hebrew%40lists.ibiblio.org?Subject=%5Bb-hebrew%5D%20comparative%20
historical%20linguistics%20was%20Re%3A%0A%09Nun-Tav-Vet%20root&In-Reply-To=4
56C7EBE.60101%40qaya.org> wrote:
>
> > Any copy made by hand contains some copyist errors, thus it is a
> > certainty that the text is not 100% as written by Moses' hand. But
> > what is the probability that a different alphabet was used? Given the
> > nature of the books, very slight. What about the orthography, in other
> > words the spelling? Given that the pre-Masoretes tended to add materes
> > lectiones to aid in pronunciation, it is possible that more of those
> > are in the text than as it left Moses' hand. Some difficult passages
> > may be blamed on copyist errors. But in general, unless you have a
> > paper trail to show otherwise, we have to assume, given my
> > presuppositions, that what we have is close to what Moses wrote.
> >
> >
>
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