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Bibil Identifier bibil:245448
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Israelian Hebrew: A Re-Evaluation
Author Pat-El, Na'ama
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 67, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 227-263 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The biblical text implies that the language of the southern and northern monarchies differed, though with the exception of one anecdotal story no specifics are offered. While the hypothetical existence of a number of dialects is widely accepted, several scholars have claimed that there is actual evidence for at least two, possibly three, dialects in the text of the Hebrew Bible. In order to substantiate this claim a long list of grammatical features has been suggested over the past three decades. In this paper I will evaluate the evidence purported to prove the existence of Hebrew dialects, and show that it is weak and does not support the dialectal hypothesis.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341269
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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