During this period, the language shows minimal outside influence. This form of Hebrew is certainly found in the Bible, although there are disagreements about just how much of the Old Testament is written in EBH.(More on this in later sections.) The period from the Babylonian exile until about Alexander conquered Judah in 332 BC saw the use of what is known as Late Biblical Hebrew (LBH).(Again, see below for a critique of this position and further details.) Hebrew from 332 BC until the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD is labeled Dead-Sea-Scroll Hebrew, so named because it is primarily attested to from the Dead Sea Scrolls.This period saw heavy influence from Aramaic and some influence from Greek.Finally, a resurgence in interest in the language in the 19th century led to the creation of Modern Hebrew which again became a living language, culminating in the (re-)creation of the Israeli state in 1948.It should be noted that the above distinctions and especially the start/end dates are for convenience - people obviously did not just stop speaking a language one day.
In other words: are there linguistic differences (syntax, grammar, word usage) in older books like Job, when compared with more recent books like Isaiah?In the process, the work reignited debate in the field about how valid the existing paradigm really was.The first half of the the work presents the views of those who support the "standard" chronological framework.In the far north, the cultural center of Damascus eventually enabled the local dialect, Aramaic, to become the of the north.The lack of a major political center to the west meant that none of the other Canaanite dialects achieved dominance.