Flawed PhilologyBackground here. For other posts on the book that was under review (Hendel and Joosten, How Old is the Hebrew Bible?), follow the links there (cf. here).
Young and Rezetko’s whole discourse is oriented to the outcome, dictated from the start, that there is no historical linguistics of ancient Hebrew. This is a disingenuous procedure that makes for flawed philology.
See Also: Can the Ages of Biblical Literature be Discerned Without Literary Analysis?
How Old Is the Hebrew Bible?
By Ronald Hendel
Norma and Sam Dabby Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies
University of California, Berkeley
By Jan Joosten
Regius Professor of Hebrew
University of Oxford
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