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Title: Ancient Hebrew Periodization and the Language of the Book of Jeremiah
Subtitle: The Case for a Sixth-Century Date of Composition
Written By: Aaron D. Hornkohl
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics

In Ancient Hebrew Periodization and the Language of the Book of Jeremiah, Aaron Hornkohl defends the diachronic approach to Biblical Hebrew and the linguistic dating of biblical texts. Applying the standard methodologies to the Masoretic version of the biblical book of Jeremiah, he seeks to date the work on the basis of its linguistic profile, determining that, though composite, Jeremiah is likely a product of the transitional time between the First and Second Temple Periods.

Hornkohl also contributes to unraveling Jeremiah’s complicated literary development, arguing on the basis of language that its 'short edition', as reflected in the book’s Old Greek translation, predates that 'supplementary material' preserved in the Masoretic edition but unparalleled in the Greek. Nevertheless, he concludes that neither is written in Late Biblical Hebrew proper.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient
Hebrew, Ancient
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004269644
Pages: 536
Prices: Europe EURO 162
U.S. $ 210