Nir cohen - Prof. Mat.
nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Sat Dec 15 13:43:37 EST 2012
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
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.
notwithstanding, your basic conclusion that yoshiahu was able to
read hebrew text written 700 years earlier seems very plausible.
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