[b-hebrew] Hebrew as a spoken language

Ken Penner ken.penner at acadiau.ca
Thu Oct 25 15:39:16 EDT 2007

I agree, as usual, with Yitzhak's view in this thread.
I only wish to caution about overstating one thing Yitzhak wrote:

> Both Qumran Hebrew and 
> Mishnaic Hebrew are very different from the Hebrew found in 
> the Bible. 

My doctoral work is was on Qumran Hebrew, subtitled, "Tense, Aspect, and Modality between the Bible and the Mishnah." Yet I am not sure what major differences these might be, unless by "Qumran Hebrew" is meant only that of 4QMMT or the Copper Scroll.

Ken M. Penner, Ph.D. (McMaster)
Dead Sea Scrolls scholars' list owner, http://mailman.mcmaster.ca/mailman/listinfo/g-megillot

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