Conservatism and Innovation in the Hebrew Language of the Hellenistic Period: Proceedings of a Fourth International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls & Ben Sira

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Jan Joosten, Jean-Sébastien Rey
BRILL, 2008 - Religion - 250 pages
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This volume contains 15 contributions presented at a symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls & Ben Sira, held in Strasbourg on May 29 and 30, 2006. The papers address linguistic and philological issues. They seek to relate the Hebrew texts of the Hellenistic period to earlier and later traditions. Among the authors are some of the most eminent Hebraists of our period as well as some younger scholars. The papers throw new light on the interpretation of the Qumran Scrolls, of the Apocrypha and of the Hebrew Bible.
 

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Contents

Amoraic Hebrew in the Light of Ben Siras Linguistic
15
Some Aspects of the Verbal System in Qumran Hebrew
29
The InÀnitive Absolute as Finite Verb and Standard Literary
47
Constituent Order in Existential Clauses
61
ReÁections
79
Lexcédent massorétique du livre de Jérémie et lhébreu
93
Remarques sur le vocabulaire hébreu de lenseignement et
109
The morphosyntax of the construct phrase in Qumran Hebrew
125
The word in Ben Sira
133
The Type in the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls
149
Quelques particularités linguistiques communes à 4QInstruction
155
Spoken Hebrew of the late Second Temple period according
175
Ben Sira 204 3020 Meaning
193
The weak consonants in the Language of the Dead Sea Scrolls
233
Index of Texts
241
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Jan Joosten, PhD (1989) Jerusalem, ThD (1994) Brussels, is Professor of Old Testament Exegesis at the Universite Marc Bloch in Strasbourg, France. His fields of special interest are the Septuagint and Hebrew syntax. Jean-Sebastien Rey, Doctor of Theology (2006), Strasbourg, is Maitre de Conferences at the Universite Paul Verlaine in Metz, France. He is currently working on a new edition of the Hebrew texts of the Book of Ben Sira.

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