How Old Is the Hebrew Bible?: A Linguistic, Textual, and Historical Study

How Old Is the Hebrew Bible?: A Linguistic, Textual, and Historical Study

by Ronald Hendel, Jan Joosten

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300234886
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/20/2018
Series: The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 330,524
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Ronald Hendel is the Norma and Sam Dabby Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and general editor of The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition.Jan Joosten is Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Oxford and editor-in-chief of Vetus Testamentum.

Table of Contents

Preface, or, Why Did We Write This Book? ix

List of Abbreviations xiii

1 All Things Change: Language And Method 1

2 Kinds and Causes of Linguistic Change 11

3 How to Handle Linguistic Variation 31

4 Textual History and Linguistic History 47

5 Inscriptions and Preexilic Hebrew Literature 60

6 Transitional Biblical Hebrew 73

7 Pseudoclassicism: Late Biblical Hebrew and Qumran Hebrew 85

8 Consilience and Cultural History: The Ages of Biblical Literature 98

Appendix 1 Historical Linguistics and the Books of the Hebrew Bible: A Bibliographical Survey 127

Appendix 2 A Critique of the Revisionist Model 135

Notes 145

Bibliography 181

Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Sources 201

Index of Authors 210

Index of Subjects 215

Index of Words and Expressions 218

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