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The Weak Consonants In The Language Of The Dead Sea Scrolls And In The Hexapla Transliterations

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the transliterations of Hebrew in the Hexapla are chronologically close; one expects, therefore, that their Hebrew be similar as well. There are indeed some similarities, yet the differences seem to be much more striking. The relations between Qumran Hebrew and the Hexapla transliterations were discussed by Einar Brønno, who compared several linguistic features in these sources involving vowel length. This chapter compares the behavior of the weak consonants in these two sources. It seems that in some points, for example, in their treatment of glides, these traditions resemble each other so that one can be supported by the other. In other respects, for example, the treatment of the gutturals, the traditions diverge.

Keywords: Dead Sea Scrolls; Einar Brønno; Hexapla Transliterations; Qumran Hebrew

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