Early Biblical Hebrew, Late Biblical Hebrew, and Linguistic Variability: A Sociolinguistic Evaluation of the Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts

Early Biblical Hebrew, Late Biblical Hebrew, and Linguistic Variability: A Sociolinguistic Evaluation of the Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts

by Dong-Hyuk Kim

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Early Biblical Hebrew, Late Biblical Hebrew, and Linguistic Variability: A Sociolinguistic Evaluation of the Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts by Dong-Hyuk Kim

In Early Biblical Hebrew, Late Biblical Hebrew, and Linguistic Variability, Dong-Hyuk Kim attempts to adjudicate between the two seemingly irreconcilable views over the linguistic dating of biblical texts. Whereas the traditional opinion, represented by Avi Hurvitz, believes that Late Biblical Hebrew was distinct from Early Biblical Hebrew and thus one can date biblical texts on linguistic grounds, the more recent view argues that Early and Late Biblical Hebrew were merely stylistic choices through the entire biblical period. Using the variationist approach of (historical) sociolinguistics and on the basis of the sociolinguistic concepts of linguistic variation and different types of language change, Kim convincingly argues that there is a third way of looking at the issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004235601
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/02/2012
Series: Vetus Testamentum, Supplements , #156
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dong-Hyuk Kim, Ph.D., Yale University (2011), is a lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Christianity at several universities and seminaries in Korea, including Methodist Theological University, Ewha Womans University, and Myongji University.

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