Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis
Associate Editors: Vit Bubenik, Emilio Crespo, Chris Golston, Alexandra Lianeri, Silvia Luraghi, Stephanos Matthaios

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

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Jewish Greek

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Author(s): Dorota Hartman
Abstract The Greek language used by the Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman period is often called Jewish Greek. The term was especially used in reference to the Septuagint and New Testament language, lexically and syntactically influenced by Hebrew. Many scholars, however, have questioned the existence of a proper Jewish Greek dialect, regarding the particularities of the language of the Bible translations as a natural local development of the Koine Greek. Like Biblical Greek, the Greek of the Jud…
Date: 2013-11-01