My research on IH (Israelian Hebrew) was stimulated by a series of works on the subject by Gary A. Rendsburg. In 1999, the Society for Old Testament Studies in Japan announced a conference featuring the subject "Old Testament and Language." At the conference, held in October 1999, I read a paper about IH in which I did three things. First, I summarized Rendsburg's methodology of reconstructing IH. Second, I outlined his findings. Third, I proposed three features which I thought at that time were new and original. Sections 1 and 2 of this paper deal with two of them. I kept searching for IH features after that, and read another paper on IH at a monthly meeting of the Japanese Institute for Biblical Studies in April 2001. Section 3 of this paper is one of the features that I proposed there.
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