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Orthography: Biblical Hebrew
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According to the testimony of the Bible itself, the various biblical books were written over a period of about one-thousand years, which came to an end when the Bible was canonized in the Second Temple period. In order to analyze its orthography, the biblical text must be compared to extra-biblical documents written during the extended period in which the books…

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Ariel, Chanan, “Orthography: Biblical Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_000457>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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