[b-hebrew] Early and late biblical Hebrew

David Steinberg david.l.steinberg at rogers.com
Thu Nov 24 17:37:34 EST 2011


Those interested in the questions of early and late Biblical Hebrew 
might wish to read the following articles -

Bar Asher, M.."Mishnaic Hebrew: An Introductory Survey", Hebrew Studies 
40 [1999]: 115.51

Ehrenbsvärd, Martin, "Linguistic Dating of Hebrew Texts" in Young 2004 
pp. 165-188.

- "Why biblical texts cannot be dated linguistically.(Essay)." Hebrew 
Studies Journal 47 (Annual 2006): 177(13).

Eskhult, Mats, "Verbal Syntax in Late Biblical Hebrew," in Diggers at 
the Well. Proceedings of a Third International Symposium on the Hebrew 
of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Ben Sira, ed. T. Muraoka and J. F. Elwolde 
(STDJ 36; Leiden: Brill, 2000), pp. 84-93

- M. Eskhult, Studies in Verbal Aspect and Narrative Technique in 
Biblical Hebrew Prose, Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1990.

- "Markers of Text Type in Biblical Hebrew from a Diachronic 
Perspective" in Hamlet on the Hill (FS Muraoka), ed. M. F. J. Baasten 
and W. Th. van Peursen (OLA 118; Leuven, 2003), pp. 153-164.

- "The Importance of Loanwords for Dating Biblical Hebrew Texts" in 
Young 2004 pp.8-23.

- "Traces of Linguistic Development in Biblical Hebrew" in Zevit 2005.

Kofoed, Jens Bruun. Text and History, Eisenbrauns, 2005.

- "Using linguistic difference in relative text dating: insights from 
other historical linguistic case studies", Hebrew Studies 
Journal 47 (Annual 2006): 93(22).

Schniedewind, William and Daniel Sivan, "The Elijah-Elisha Narratives: A 
Test Case for the Northern Dialect of Hebrew", The Jewish Quarterly 
Review, New Series, Vol. 87, No. 3/4 (Jan. - Apr., 1997), pp. 303-337.

- W. M. Schniedewind, "Linguistic Ideology in Qumran Hebrew," in Diggers 
at the Well: Proceedings of a Third International Symposium on the 
Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Ben Sira, ed. T. Muraoka and J. F. 
Elwolde (Leiden: Brill, 2000), pp. 245-255.

- "Steps and missteps in the linguistic dating of Biblical Hebrew", 
review of Young 2004, Hebrew Studies Journal 46.(Annual 2005): p377(8).

Sweeney, Marvin A. "Dating prophetic texts.(Report)." Hebrew Studies 
Journal 48 (Annual 2007): 55(19).

Young, Ian,- Diversity in Pre-Exilic Hebrew, Forschungen zum Alten 
Testament, Coronet Books Inc, 1993, ISBN-10: 3161460588

- "The 'Archaic' Poetry of the Pentateuch in the MT, Samaritan 
Pentateuch and 4QExodc," Abr-Nahrain 35 (1998): 74-75.

- Biblical Hebrew: Studies in Chronology and Typology (Journal for the 
Study of the Old Testament Supplement), T. & T. Clark Publishers, 2004, 
ISBN-10: 0826468411

Young, Ian, Robert Rezetko, Martin Ehrensvärd. Linguistic Dating of 
Biblical Texts: Volume 1 - An Introduction to Approaches and 
Problems(BibleWorld) (Paperback), Equinox Publishing (October 2008), 
ISBN-10: 1845530829; Volume 2 - A New Synthesis and a Comprehensive 
Bibliography

Zevit, Ziony, Matres lectionis in Ancient Hebrew Epigraphs, ASOR 
Monograph Series 2, Cambridge, MA, 1980.

- "Talking Funny in Biblical Henglish and solving a Problem of the 
YAQTÛL Past Tense", Hebrew Studies, vol. XXIX (1988), pp. 25-33.

- review of Young 2004in Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 
Supplement Series 369, 2004.

- Seminar on linguistic dating of Biblical Hebrewi[7], Hebrew Studies 
Journal 46.(Annual January 2005): Introductory remarks: historical 
linguistics and the dating of Hebrew texts c. 1000-300 B.C.E. (Ziony 
Zevit); The Distinction between Classical and Late Biblical Hebrew as 
Reflected in Syntax (Jan Joosten); Biblical Texts Cannot be Dated 
Linguistically (Ian Young); Traces of Linguistic Development in Biblical 
Hebrew (Mats Eskhult); Symposium Discussion Session: An Edited 
Transcription (Ziony Zevit)

- Seminar on linguistic dating of Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew Studies 
Journal 47.(Annual January 2006).: What a difference a year makes: can 
biblical texts be dated linguistically (Ziony Zevit); Using linguistic 
difference in relative text dating: insights from other historical 
linguistic case studies (Jens Bruun Kofoed); Sociolinguistics: a key to 
the typology and the social background of Biblical Hebrew (Frank Polak); 
Aramaic-like features in the Pentateuch (Gary A. Rendsburg); Why 
biblical texts cannot be dated linguistically (Martin Ehrensvard); The 
recent debate on late Biblical Hebrew: solid data, experts' opinions, 
and inconclusive arguments (Avi Hurvitz).- "Scratched silver and painted 
walls: can we date biblical texts archaeologically?(Report)." Hebrew 
Studies Journal 48 (Annual 2007): 23(15).

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