n HTS : Theological Studies - The contribution of Qumran to historical Hebrew linguistics : evidence from the syntax of participial negation : original research
|Article Title||The contribution of Qumran to historical Hebrew linguistics : evidence from the syntax of participial negation : original research|
|Journal||HTS : Theological Studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Free State and 2 University of the Free State|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
|Pages||1 - 10|
In this article we examine how Qumran Hebrew can contribute to our knowledge of historical Hebrew linguistics. The premise of this paper is that Qumran Hebrew reflects a distinct stage in the development of Hebrew which sets it apart from Biblical Hebrew. It is further assumed that these unique features are able to assist us to understand the nature of the development of Biblical Hebrew in a more precise way. Evidence from the syntax of participial negation at Qumran as opposed to Biblical Hebrew provides evidence for this claim.
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