Biblical Hebrew in Transition: The Language of the Book of by Mark F. Rooker

By Mark F. Rooker

The aim of this paintings is to figure out where of the ebook of Ezekiel within the historical past of the Hebrew language, specially in dating to the canonical books of the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew of Ezekiel comprises grammatical and lexical positive factors which are attribute of the postexilic and postbiblical classes, and may hence be exotic from previous Hebrew works of the classical interval. It doesn't, even if, include as a lot past due Hebrew as different canonical books deemed to be overdue. The booklet of Ezekiel may still hence be considered as the consultant mediating hyperlink among pre-exilic and postexilic Biblical Hebrew.

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65. Language, 311-12. 66. Linguistic Evolution, 140. 20 Biblical Hebrew in Transition systematically incorporated into the speaker's use of the language, and thus should be spelled out in our grammatical descriptions. It may be assumed, although not completely empirically verifiable,68 that a variation from standard usage in a given language takes on significance, and thus constitutes a linguistic change, in the following manner. First, a given speaker creates an innovation which deviates from the accepted speech pattern.

N. 15. 7. See Hospers, 'A Hundred Years of Semitic Comparative Linguistics', 142; and Barr, 'linguistic Literature, Hebrew', 1397. The earlier outline of Semitic grammar of Canini in the sixteenth century, for example, had Hebrew as its focus and was thus ahistorical. See Goshen-Gottstein, 'Comparative Semitics— A Premature Obituary, 142. For the difficulties1 inherent in erecting the ProtoSemitic language, see H. Polotsky, 'Semitics , in The World History of the Jewish People, I, 1: At the Dawn of Civilization, ed.

Moreover, thirty-six of the forty-five attestations can be accounted for in the phrase H U f R H mitt ^3 d^UI^D flUJfln DmnH ilUfnn D^X. 83. 3. GKC § 134 c, 432; Hurvitz, Linguistic Study, 167; and Rendsburg, 'Late Biblical Hebrew and the Date of "P" ,' 71. In fairness to Polzin he is aware that substantives normally occur first in lists, such as in Num 7. See Hebrew, 5960. In this acknowledgement he asserts that he will return to this issue but fails to do so. 3. Ezekiel and the Typology of Biblical Hebrew 37 interpretation of the Ps material of Numbers 7.

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