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Qumran Hebrew: An Overview of Orthography, Phonology, and Morphology
by Eric D. Reymond
SBL Press, 2014
Paper: 978-1-58983-931-1 | Cloth: 978-1-58983-933-5 | eISBN: 978-1-58983-932-8
Library of Congress Classification PJ4583.R49 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 492.482421

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

A unique study of the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls



In Qumran Hebrew, Reymond examines the orthography, phonology, and morphology of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Short sections treat specific linguistic phenomena and present a synopsis and critique of previous research. Reymond’s approach emphasizes problems posed by scribal errors and argues that guttural letters had not all “weakened” but instead were “weak” in specific linguistic environments, texts, or dialects. Reymond illustrates that certain phonetic shifts (such as the shift of yodh > aleph and the opposite shift of aleph > yodh) occur in discernible linguistic contexts that suggest this was a real phonetic phenomenon.



Features:



  • Summary and critique of previous research

  • Discussion of the most recently published scrolls

  • Examination of scribal errors, guttural letters, and phonetic shifts


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