The Qumran Scrolls of the Book of Judges: Literary Formation, Textual Criticism, and Historical Linguistics

January 2013
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures;2013, Vol. 13, preceding p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses several fragmentary scrolls of the book of Judges which were found in the caves near Qumran Site, West Bank to illustrate some of the difficulties which language scholars face while identifying and explaining specific linguistic changes in Biblical Hebrew (BH). Historical linguists of BH go against general historical linguistic methodology for motives of objectivity, pragmatism, dogmatism and other reason.


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