[b-hebrew] ואילילה Micah 1:8

Chris Watts dekruidnootjes at eircom.net
Sun Jul 21 17:16:36 EDT 2013

Well that is exactly the same as saying that 15th century literary  
dutch  or shakespearen literature was never spoken.  How can people  
not speak the language they write?
Chris Watts

On 21 Jul 2013, at 21:04, Isaac Fried wrote:

Your assumption that biblical Hebrew was ever spoken is possibly a  
historical fantasy.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jul 21, 2013, at 7:14 AM, Chris Watts wrote:

> Modern hebrew of course has the three tenses now, but
> biblical hebrew spoke with two distinct forms only and then varying
> combinations of these two distinct forms would communicate the past
> present and future in their evryday lives.

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