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Second Temple Period
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1. Preliminary Remarks

Most of the linguistic evidence for the Hebrew of the Second Temple Period is derived from the later books of the Bible and from the Dead Sea Scrolls. The less formal manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls provide valuable evidence for the phonetic features that are not attested in the Biblical corpus, while many syntactic developments are shared by both corpora (Dead Sea Scrolls: Linguistic Features).

2. Methodol…

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Morgenstern, Matthew, “Second Temple Period”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000567>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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