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originally posted by: Utnapisjtim
a reply to: RudeCherub
Eretz doesn't mean Earth. It means lit. Land or Nation. Ha-Eretz means «The Land» and refers to «The Land of the Jews». There is no world wide flood event, only a local flood that destroyed [king] Noah's Land.
Syntactically the different kinds of classical Hebrew found in the OT is generally considered to be VSO languages; Verb, then Subject, then Object-- while English and Norwegian are SVO languages, Subject, Verb and Object (Biblical or Koine Greek is SOV). Are you saying there is evidence of a different syntax regime in Hebrew from around 260 BC? In a time where the Jews would speak and write a kind of post-Exile Aramaic? You are aware that the Ptolemy dynasty were Graeco-Egyptian, yes?