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For regional dialects of ancient Hebrew, with a focus on the division between Judahite Hebrew (in the south) and Israelian Hebrew (in the north), Biblical Hebrew: Dialects and Linguistic Variation. For Hebrew as a dialect of ancient Canaanite (with Phoenician, Moabite, Ammonite, and Edomite as the other main dialects), Canaanite and Hebrew; Phoenician/Punic and Hebrew; Amarna Canaanite and Hebrew; Ammonite and Hebrew; Edomite and Hebrew; Moabite and Hebrew.

For written and spoken registers of ancient Hebrew during both the biblical and rabbinic periods, Diglossia.

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Rendsburg, Gary A. and Schwarzwald, Ora (Rodrigue), “Dialects”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000693>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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