Scribes and Language: Ancient Jewish Orality and Writing in Comparative Late Hebrew Texts

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How did ancient Jewish scribes operate amidst language changes and development in the post-exilic period through the Greco-Roman period? This is a research project about scribal culture, orality, and memory as evidenced by the corpus of Late Biblical Hebrew texts, with focus on developments in grammar, syntax, and multilingualism. We can learn much about how the Hebrew language developed by looking at ancient Jewish scribes' manuscript copying practices and their language environments.

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How did ancient Jewish scribes operate amidst language changes and development in the post-exilic period through the Greco-Roman period? This is a research project about scribal culture, orality, and memory as evidenced by the corpus of Late Biblical Hebrew texts, with focus on developments in grammar, syntax, and multilingualism. We can learn much about how the Hebrew language developed by looking at ancient Jewish scribes' manuscript copying practices and their language environments.
Alternative titleScribes and Language
StatusNot started
Effective start/end date1/07/2530/07/27

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