Diggers at the Well: Proceedings of a Third International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Ben Sira ; [held in October 1999 at Ben-Gurion-University of the Negev]

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Takamitsu Muraoka, John Francis Elwolde
BRILL - Religion - 307 pages
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The accelerated publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls makes it essential for scholars working with these texts to have reliable and up-to-date information over the nature of Qumran Hebrew and Aramaic. This volume presents results of current investigations in this field presented at a third, four-day symposium on the Hebrew of the Scrolls and Ben Sira held in October 1999 at the Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva with as many as 27 papers presented, some of which deal with questions of general and fundamental importance such as the nature of Qumran Hebrew, the linguistic symbiosis in Qumran, the position of Qumran Hebrew in the history of Hebrew, the future directions of philological and linguistic investigation of Qumran Hebrew and the Scrolls. Participants, many of whom are reputed specialists in the field, came from not only Israel, but also the U.S.A. , U.K., Sweden, the Netherlands, and France.

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BarAsher A few remarks on Mishnaic Hebrew
A Borg Some Observations on the Gran uv Syndrome
Cohen A Philological Reevaluation of some Significant
H Dihi Nonbiblical Verbal Usages in the Book
Eskhult Verbal Syntax in Late Biblical Hebrew
A Hurvitz Was QH a Spoken Language? On some
P I Kirtchuk Some Cognitive and Typological
Kister Some Observations on Vocabulary and Style
T Muraoka An Approach to the Morphosyntax
W T van Peursen Conditional sentences with DK in
E Qimron The Nature of DSS Hebrew and its Relation
Schniedewind Linguistic Ideology in Qumran
S Smith The Infinitive Absolute as Predicative Verb

J Kugel Biblical Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

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Takamitsu Muraoka, Ph.D. (1970) in Hebrew, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Professor of Hebrew at Leiden University. His publications include "Emphatic Words and Structures in Biblical Hebrew" (Leiden/Jerusalem, 1985) and (with P. Jouon) "A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew" (Rome 1991, 1993). John F. Elwolde, Ph.D. (1988) in Linguistics, Hull, is an associate member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. His publications in the fields of Hebrew language and the Dead Sea Scrolls include translations of A. Saenz-Badillos's A history of the Hebrew Language (Cambridge, 1993) and M. Perez Fernandez's An Introductory Grammar of Rabbinic Hebrew (Brill, 1997).

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