Young rezetko linguistic dating review

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The brief “ Introductory Remarks” (1–2) stress the distinction between First and Second Temple BH, periods separated by a “critical turning point” or “watershed” in the history of the Hebrew language in the fifth century , after which many linguistic innovations are attested for the first time in biblical writings, and the conventional periodization of BH as Archaic, Classical, and Late is affirmed.

Robert Rezetko completed his Ph D in Hebrew Bible at the University of Edinburgh.

Did the literati stop writing in SBH by the time they began writing in LBH?

Can we date books to a pre-Persian period because they are written in EBH?

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