[b-hebrew] the dead returns

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Dec 29 02:01:44 EST 2010


Jack, you're citing an article about Hebrew which was written in about 1900.
Before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, before most of the work on the
Cairo Geniza had been published, before the discovery of Ugaritic etc. Let's
please be serious!

Yigal Levin

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[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Jack Kilmon
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 7:34 AM
To: Nir cohen - Prof. Mat.; Hebrew
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] the dead returns



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From: "Nir cohen - Prof. Mat." <nir at ccet.ufrn.br>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 6:21 PM
To: "fred burlingame" <tensorpath at gmail.com>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] the dead returns

> fred,
>
> my allusion to aramaic, as well as to the recitation profession, was made 
> in the context of the masoretic texts, i.e. relevant to at least a couple 
> of centuries later.
> maybe i was missint the point of the thread, in which case you may just 
> ignore my non-expert input.
>
> as to your big question:
>
>> What language was the average hebrew speaking on the streets of nazareth 
>> in 64 a.d.?
>
> i cannot help you, but clearly some conclusion must have been reached
> by the historians of this period.
>
> nir cohen


Nir, the historians speak in the Encyclopedia Judaica:

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=1707&letter=A

Jack 

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