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Title: Linguistic Patterns of Deuteronomy 32
Author(s): NIGOSIAN, Solomon A.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 78    Issue: 2   Date: 1997   
Pages: 206-224
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.78.2.3212092

Abstract :
The writer considers the philological characteristics of the poem in Deut 32 in order to determine if any of the linguistic data provide a clue for dating it. The examination of these characteristics involves the analysis of the following four elements: (1) syntax and morphology; (2) parallelism and assonance; (3) metrical structure and (4) terminology. This philological inquiry indicates a mixture of early and late linguistic features in Deut 32 and leads the author to place its composition during the transitional period in poetic Hebrew between the 10th and the 8th centuries BCE.

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