Avi Hurvitz

Avi Hurvitz’s, an Emeritus Professor of Ancient Semitic Languages at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, research focused on the historical development of the Hebrew language and its relationship with other Semitic languages during the biblical and post-biblical periods. He is also interested in North-West Semitic epigraphy, Aramaic dialectology, the Dead Sea Scrolls and linguistic studies in the realm of biblical criticism. His latest work includes A Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew: Linguistic Innovations in the Writings of the Second Temple Period (Brill, 2014).

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