Do We Really Think That There Is No Historical Linguistics of Ancient Hebrew?As you can see from the "See Also" links, this discussion has been going on for some time. At this point, it is of interest mainly to specialists who are working on the specific problem of historical linguistics of ancient Hebrew.
Ancient Hebrew like all natural languages evolved through time, and silhouettes of its history are traceable in the literary writings of the Hebrew Bible. But, historical linguistics is not text-dating, and the latter is what Hendel and Joosten’s How Old Is the Hebrew Bible? is largely about.
See Also: How Old Is the Hebrew Bible?, Can the Ages of Biblical Literature be Discerned Without Literary Analysis?, Flawed Philology
By Robert Rezetko
Radboud University Nijmegen & University of Sydney
By Ian Young
Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies
University of Sydney
I have also noted the discussion here and links.
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