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For the clearest statements of our view see Young, Rezetko, and Ehrensvärd, (Key Topics in Sociolinguistics; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Here's a summary of their proposal: We suggest that following through the logic of this chronological approach to BH actually leads inevitably to the conclusion that all the biblical texts were composed in the postexilic period, which is exactly the opposite of what its proponents have claimed.Late Biblical Hebrew: Critique of Principles Chapter 4 Early vs.Late Biblical Hebrew: Critique of Methodology Chapter 5 Early vs.Now, this may in fact be a conclusion which is congenial to some.

But others will not find this agreeable, so we will offer a way out of this conclusion by arguing that the presuppositions of the chronological approach are undermined by the evidence.In particular, he introduces the distinction between linguistic or dependent variables on the one hand, and independent variables or factors which condition variant linguistic forms/uses on the other.