[b-hebrew] Deportation of Judea and Samaria
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sat Oct 27 17:43:51 EDT 2007
As I wrote, I agree. Also, I think that the Nehemiah memoirs show that at
least some Jews kept speaking Hebrew even in Babylon, so that the "revival"
of hebrew in the post-exilic period would not have only depended on its
being spoken by non-exilied Judeans.
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From: "Yitzhak Sapir" <yitzhaksapir at gmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Deportation of Judea and Samaria
> On 10/27/07, Yigal Levin wrote:
>> While I agree with most of what you have written in this thread,
>> seems to be minimizing the archaeological evidence. According to Avraham
>> Faust (in several articles), based mostly on survey data, the population
>> decline in Judah as a whole seems to have been much more severe, up to
> Well, obviously 60-70% is not 100%. As far as the historical
> raised in the other thread on Hebrew as a spoken language, it
> implicitly implies
> that a sizable portion of Jews would continue to speak Hebrew. I intended
> this thread mainly to show that a reading of the Biblical evidence as
> a 100% deportation of all Jews in Samaria and Judah is tendentious, in
> cases even a misreading of the referenced Biblical verses, and at best
> other Biblical claims to the contrary. I wanted to refer to the
> evidence in the other thread, however, and felt that it would be more
> appropriate to detail that evidence here, and refer to it from there.
> That is the
> only reason I added in the archaeological evidence.
> Yitzhak Sapir
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