Biblical dating of job
Perhaps, though, it is not the mere availability of LBH features, but their frequency which counts.In the study of the natural development of a spoken language over time, factors such as the date of origin of a specific linguistic feature and the growth in the frequency of its use in the language are indeed important considerations.Thus, as Hurvitz emphasizes in the quote above, it requires a "considerable number" of such LBH elements in a text before that text can be considered LBH. In his article on the Prose Tale of Job, Hurvitz identifies seven linguistic features in the 749 words of the Prose Tale as LBH elements and considers this enough evidence to date the work late.Now at this point the uninitiated might be a bit puzzled by the argument.
were dated late, this means late texts need not exhibit an accumulation of LBH features.
The other key element in Hurvitz's methodology is that not only must the linguistic element be evidenced in the LBH books, it must exhibit a linguistic ; in other words, it must be used in similar contexts as other forms in the core EBH books, especially the Pentateuch and Former Prophets.