Conservatism and Innovation in the Hebrew Language of the Hellenistic Period

Proceedings of a Fourth International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls & Ben Sira


This volume contains 15 contributions presented at a symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls & Ben Sira, held in Strasbourg on May 29 and 30, 2006. The papers address linguistic and philological issues. They seek to relate the Hebrew texts of the Hellenistic period to earlier and later traditions. Among the authors are some of the most eminent Hebraists of our period as well as some younger scholars. The papers throw new light on the interpretation of the Qumran Scrolls, of the Apocrypha and of the Hebrew Bible.

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Jan Joosten, PhD (1989) Jerusalem, ThD (1994) Brussels, is Professor of Old Testament Exegesis at the Université Marc Bloch in Strasbourg, France. His fields of special interest are the Septuagint and Hebrew syntax.

Jean-Sébastien Rey, Doctor of Theology (2006), Strasbourg, is Maître de Conférences at the Université Paul Verlaine in Metz, France. He is currently working on a new edition of the Hebrew texts of the Book of Ben Sira.
Students of the Hebrew language, Biblical Scholars, Qumran Scholars. Specialized librareis of biblical studies.