Dating the hebrew bible

Credit: Courtesy of the University of Haifa Professor Gershon Galil of the department of biblical studies at the University of Haifa has deciphered an inscription dating from the 10th century BCE (the period of King David's reign), and has shown that this is a Hebrew inscription.

"There's a heated discussion regarding the timing of the composition of a critical mass of biblical texts," said Prof.Egyptian loanwords are fewer, and it is more difficult to determine when they would have entered.Esther, Daniel, and Ezra-Nehemiah all overflow with Persian and late-Akkadian loanwords such as: אחשדרפנים (‘satraps’, Esth ; 8:9; 9:3), שרביט (‘sceptre’, Esth ; 5:2; 8:4), and פתבג (‘delicacies’, Dan 1:5, 8, 13, 15, 16; ).The chapter concludes with a list of seven points of agreement and (mainly) disagreement between Hurvitz and his followers and the challengers.Chapter 3 (“ The Variation Analysis of the Hebrew Bible Corpus: The Method”), the second longest chapter in the book, aims to establish the methodological framework of the study.