Archaic Biblical Hebrew is a phase of the linguistic development preceding by several centuries the Classical stage of the Judean Kingdom. Archaic poetic texts belong historically to the Early Iron age—the stage of their early literarization—they were transmitted for several centuries, either orally or in a sporadic written fixation, before being incorporated into longer prosaic compositions at a later stage, which was also a stage of their early perception. Wider socio-linguistic and lexicological discussion illustrates this model.


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