[b-hebrew] historical question with linguistic import

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Fri Jul 13 20:27:06 EDT 2012


Pseudo historical fabrications of "little doubt".

Isaac Fried, Boston University


On Jul 13, 2012, at 8:02 PM, K Randolph wrote:

> Tiberian Hebrew tradition was the tradition spoken a thousand years  
> after
> Biblical Hebrew ceased being the daily language of the people,  
> spoken at
> the hearth and in the market. But like medieval Latin, Hebrew  
> continued to
> be used for official documents and in cultic affaires, while at the  
> same
> time being influenced by the languages surrounding it. I think  
> there is
> little doubt that the Tiberian pronunciation doesn’t represent  
> Biblical era
> pronunciation.



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