Jewish Greek
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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 dia…

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Dorota Hartman, “Jewish Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 19 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000195>
First published online: 2013



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