By Aaron Hornkohl
In historic Hebrew Periodization and the Language of the ebook of Jeremiah, Aaron Hornkohl defends the diachronic method of Biblical Hebrew and the linguistic courting of biblical texts. utilizing the traditional methodologies to the Masoretic model of the biblical publication of Jeremiah, he seeks to this point the paintings at the foundation of its linguistic profile, opting for that, although composite, Jeremiah is probably going a fabricated from the transitional time among the 1st and moment Temple Periods.
Hornkohl additionally contributes to unraveling Jeremiah’s complex literary improvement, arguing at the foundation of language that its 'short edition', as mirrored within the book’s previous Greek translation, predates that 'supplementary fabric' preserved within the Masoretic version yet unprecedented within the Greek. however, he concludes that nor is written in overdue Biblical Hebrew right.
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Standard, biblical compositions. 2). , in a selection of other Northwest Semitic languages or in RH. Once a number of such distinctive linguistic features have been identified, it is possible to localize texts of unknown geographical provenance based on their linguistic profile. A text is to be considered northern only if (d) it contains a concentration of distinctively northern linguistic features. While there is little doubt that BH as represented in the Tiberian Masoretic tradition conceals viable linguistic phenomena especially typical of northern users of ancient Hebrew, and while Rendsburg’s methodology certainly provides for some measure of scientific rigor, for a number of reasons it cannot promise the same degree of objectivity offered by Hurvitz’ diachronic approach.
75 If such marked development could take place within a literary register—and generally literary registers change more slowly than their spoken counterparts—then how much more must the spoken form(s) of ancient Hebrew have developed and changed over the centuries. , that employed in the majority of the scrolls, a vital spoken idiom. According to the broadest definition of the term. Even if the chronological and typological order of these phases is generally clear, it should be noted that the relationship between them is not necessarily genetic or linear.
Fourth, the treatment of individual linguistic elements is sometimes superficial, glossing over important details (see below). 107 At this point in the discussion it may be helpful to illustrate the aforementioned criticisms with concrete examples. Since they may be dated extralinguistically, the Arad Ostraca provide a useful test-case. According to a recent test performed by Young (2009: 623–626), the Arad Ostraca (with a total of nine late linguistic features) had the sixth highest incidence of late linguistic features in the selection of texts examined, following portions of Ezra (25), Daniel (24), Chronicles (22), Nehemiah (20), and Esther (17), but lower than (inter alia) Pesher Habakkuk (6), Ben Sira (4), and Zechariah (3).
Ancient Hebrew Periodization and the Language of the Book of Jeremiah: The Case for a Sixth-Century Date of Composition by Aaron Hornkohl