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Daniel Machiela publishes book on Hebrew

Faculty Publication

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Machiela on the publication of his co-edited book (together with Jan Joosten of Oxford University and Jean-Sébastien Rey of the University of Lorraine)

Oct 12, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Machiela on the publication of his co-edited book The Reconfiguration of Hebrew in the Hellenistic Period: Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Ben Sira at Strasbourg University, June 2014. The book is volume 124 in Brill's Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah.

From the publisher:
The present volume of proceedings offers cutting-edge research on the Hebrew language in the late Persian, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Fourteen specialists of ancient Hebrew illuminate various aspects of the language, from phonology through grammar and syntax to semantics and interpretation. The research furthers the exegesis of biblical and non-biblical texts, it helps determine the chronological outline of Hebrew literature, and contributes to a better understanding of the sociolinguistic aspects of the language in the period of the Second Temple. Hebrew did not die out after the Babylonian exile, but continued to be used in speaking and writing in a variety of settings.