Biblical dating of job
We believe, in any case, that the excellent criteria of distribution and opposition are enough to demonstrate that a form is characteristic of the core LBH books.is clearly a characteristic of LBH, occurring 91 times in the Hebrew Bible, 78 of them in the core LBH books, and a further six times in LBH-related psalms and Qoheleth.After the return from exile in the late sixth century BCE, we have the era of LBH. Hebrew biblical texts can, therefore, be dated on linguistic grounds because LBH was not written early, nor did EBH continue to be written after the transition to LBH.
By Ian Young Associate Professor, Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, The University of Sydney By Robert Rezetko Assistant Professor, Faculty of Religious Studies, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Honorary Research Associate, Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, The University of Sydney By Martin Ehrensvärd Part-time Lecturer, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Aarhus Lecturer, Department of Biblical Exegesis, The University of Copenhagen July, 2010 In the last few years, a challenge has been mounted to the consensus view that Biblical Hebrew (BH) can be divided into two discrete historical periods: Early Biblical Hebrew (EBH) and Late Biblical Hebrew (LBH), or early Hebrew and late Hebrew.Even demonstrating, using Hurvitz's careful methodology of distribution-opposition-external attestation (as discussed below), that a particular linguistic feature is LBH does not lead to the classification of the text in which it is found as LBH.As Hurvitz admits, LBH linguistic elements are found in EBH texts.Thus is used widely in later Aramaic dialects and in Tannaitic literature like the Mishnah.
This last criterion, however, promises more than it delivers.If against this it is argued that the LBH linguistic feature found in the EBH text is not actually "late" but was also available in an early period, then its value for dating texts "late" is negated.