[b-hebrew] song of Deborah
uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 17 12:53:12 EST 2011
" If one recognizes that there were some 30 generations separating the last
native speakers of Biblical Hebrew (it survived as a second but official
language for generations after it ceased being spoken natively)...
Karl W. Randolph."
Repetition of ones conviction does not make facts.
For example, I didn't know that Qohelet is not part of the Hebrew bible, or that the author(s) of Ezra- Nehemiah did not speak the language they wrote in, whether Hebrew or Aramaic.
"Present us please with your evidence that "Biblical Hebrew" was ever spoken.
Isaac Fried, Boston University"
...especially since everybody knows that the Lakhish letters, The Siloam Inscription and similar material was written in Portuguese.
Uri Hurwitz Great Neck, NY
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