[b-hebrew] amarna

Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Sat Dec 15 13:43:37 EST 2012


jim,

i do not necessarily agree with your tracing the amarna texts to
specific hebrew influence. it is quite possible that SR, LBYT, BNT 
were used in tyre as well as in jerusalem. in fact, LBYT may indicate
an earlier stratum, since -YT is a general semitic ending.

>>> I tentatively conclude from that small sample size that Amarna Age
Canaanite and Iron Age Judah classic Biblical Hebrew essentially shared the
same vocabulary. 

ALL the nws dialects used in canaan shared a common vocabulary. KPR, BWR,
$DH, YM, THWM, (C, YYN, YLD/WLD, BYT, KWKB, $MYM, KLB, )B, )M, 
WSB/Y$B, )KL, )X, BN, BT/BNT, $M$, (BD etc etc.

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notwithstanding, your basic conclusion that yoshiahu was able to 
read hebrew text written 700 years earlier seems very plausible.

nir cohen 


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