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Title: Conservatism and Innovation in the Hebrew Language of the Hellenistic Period
Subtitle: Proceedings of a Fourth International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls & Ben Sira
Edited By: Jan Joosten
Jean-Sébastien Rey
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=18&pid=28487
Series Title: Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah, Vol 73
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Hebrew

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004164049
ISBN-13: 9789004164048
Pages: 252
Prices: Europe EURO 95.00
U.S. $ 139.00