Diachrony in Biblical Hebrew by Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé, Ziony Zevit

By Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé, Ziony Zevit

Diachrony in Biblical Hebrew is an crucial e-book for biblical students, whose interpretations of scriptures needs to have interaction the dates while texts have been first composed and recorded, and for students of language, who should want to learn those essays for the newest views at the historic improvement of Biblical Hebrew. For Hebraists and linguists drawn to the historic improvement of the Hebrew language, it truly is a necessary number of reviews that tackle the language's improvement in the course of the Iron Age (in its a number of subdivisions), the Neo-Babylonian and Persian classes, and the Early Hellenistic interval. Written for either "text humans" and "language people," this is often the 1st e-book to deal with verified historic Linguistics conception because it applies to the examine of Hebrew and to target the methodologies best suited for Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. The booklet presents exemplary case stories of orthography, lexicography, morphology, syntax, language touch, dialectology, and sociolinguistics and, due to its intensity of insurance, has extensive implications for the linguistic courting of Biblical texts. The shows are rounded out by way of important precis histories of linguistic diachrony in Aramaic, Ugaritic, and Akkadian, the 3 languages concerning and regarded most vital for Biblical study.

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