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re: Re: The Language Question

>  Does anyone know when and why the language was first called Hebrew,
> by the way?
> Philip D
The term Hebrew (hebraios) was, in the sources we have, first used to
designate the language in around 118 B.C.E. by the grandson of Ben
Sira in the introduction to his translation. As you may know, the
term _<vri_ was not used to designate the language among Jews until a
millennium later.

Martin Christensen,
Univ. of Aarhus, Denmark