The contribution of Qumran to historical Hebrew linguistics: Evidence from the syntax of participial negation

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 feat...

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Published in: Hervormde teologiese studies Vol. 72; no. 4; pp. 1 - 10
Main Authors: Naude, Jacobus A, Miller-Naude, Cynthia L
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Portuguese
Afrikaans
Published: African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd t/a AOSIS 05-31-2016
Reformed Theological College of the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Pretoria and Society for Practical Theology in South Africa
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Summary: 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.Keywords: Qumran Hebrew; Biblical Hebrew; historical linguistics;l Dead Sea Scrolls
ISSN: 0259-9422
2072-8050
2072-8050
DOI: 10.4102/hts.v72i4.3150