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Bibil Identifier bibil:219845
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Spelling of “Damascus” and the Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts
Author Rezetko, Robert
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 24, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 110-128 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In a 2003 article I explored Samuel–Kings and Chronicles in terms of specific linguistic features and recent linguistic dating methodology of BH. In 2006 Avi Hurvitz responded to my article and argued for a mostly chronological approach to the language of BH. The present article focuses on the “concrete test-case” that Hurvitz offered in support of his larger argu-ments regarding Chronicles and LBH: דרמשׂק (“Damascus”). I will examine various facets of דמשׂק and דרמשׂק in order to show that Hurvitz dealt unsatis-factorily with the ancient evidence for “Damascus.” Furthermore, Hurvitz's “Damascus” test-case undermines his broader argument regarding Chronicles and LBH while ultimately supporting the non-chronological position he op-poses.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2010.491606
Terms דַּמֶּשֶׂק דמשׂק דומשׂק דרמשׂק
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