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92ff. 38 See Y. Schwartz’s summary in his Jewish Settlement in Judaea: From after the BarKochba War until the Arab Conquest (in Hebrew), Jerusalem 1986, pp. 42–46. 39 E. Y. Kutscher, “Some Problems of the Lexicography of the Jewish Aramaic Dialects” (in Hebrew), in: M. Z. ), Archive of the New Dictionary of Rabbinic Literature, vol. 2, Ramat-Gan 1974, p. 58. 18 introduction extended their territories to the northern parts of Judea, the coastal plain and the Beth Shean valley. e. Hadrian’s persecutions)” ( y.

231. introduction 14 a. In MH, the Qal participle l[eP; is common, but this pattern in the past tense does not exist. In SH, a different process took place: many participle patterns (a total of six: qètål, qèt6l, q9tål, q9t6l, qùtål, qùt6l—as well as q9tol, which is identified with the passive participle) arose and survived, and some of these forms are equivalent to perfect forms. b. MH uses the 2nd masc. sing. personal pronoun ta; Samaritan tradition, on the other hand, uses hta åttå. In addition, there are other differences in pronouns and pronominal suffixes: -ti for the 2nd fem.

Earlier scholars believed that the Jewish settlement was entirely, or almost entirely, uprooted from Judea and migrated to the Galilee37 or the Mediterranean coast. 38 Yet all agree that the Jewish population living in Judea was dealt a mortal blow. The great change which occurred in the political situation of the Jews in Eretz Israel and the demography of Judea was eventually to overwhelm the Hebrew language which they had spoken. In the words of E. Y. ”39 A similar—though not identical—fate was suffered by the Hebrew spoken by Samaritans.

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