Review: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

My brief review of Brill’s monumental Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics has been published in the latest issue of Themelios (39.3). Click HERE to read it.

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3 thoughts on “Review: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

  1. I read a selection of discourse analysis-related articles, and most enjoyed Robar, ‘Grounding: Biblical Hebrew’ and Penner, ‘Verbal System, History of Research’, the latter clear and concise. Frank Andersen said to me something along the lines of, “This will be the standard work in the field for the rest of your working life.” Point taken, though, about certain articles being partisan; I needed to be a little more aware of that.

  2. Hi again George
    Nice review and well done. I do have a question for you about the ancient Hebrew. Some scholars like Iain Provan hint at a late date of some books of the Tanakh because of loan words from other cultures in later times than the internal date of the book
    Since we don’t have the original manuscripts to read and verify, could the loan words be from the translators of a later date.
    If we look at the KJV, or the vulgate, many words are culturally imposed on the text. In the case of the KJV we find unicorns and other strange words in the text.
    If we only had manuscripts of that era or slightly before it, we might claim that the bible was written in the 1600’s because of certain words
    Thank you in advance for responding
    Naama

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