The text-critical evidence, therefore, puts a question mark over the whole enterprise of linguistic dating before it has begun, since linguistic dating could only work if the language of the current texts is very close, if not identical to the language of the “original author” of the text being dated.
On the contrary, the text-critical evidence indicates that the current linguistic profiles of the biblical books are not only the result of choices made by their authors only but also by later scribes.
The Christian Old Testament overlaps with the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Septuagint; the Hebrew Bible is known in Judaism as the Tanakh.
The New Testament is a collection of writings by early Christians, believed to be mostly Jewish disciples of Christ, written in first-century Koine Greek.
This concept arose during the Protestant Reformation, and many denominations today support the use of the Bible as the only source of Christian teaching.
Check out the article by this name by Ian Young, Robert Rezetko, and Martin Ehrensvärd at The Bible and Interpretation.
Zechariah 1-8 is an important text from the point of view of the history of the Hebrew language.
Everyone can agree that it is post-exilic, and yet there are only a few traces of Late Biblical Hebrew in these chapters.
And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live...
And you shall again obey the voice of the Lord, and keep all his commandments... and notes the marriage violations, even amongst the chief people, princes and priests (Ezra 9:1-2). and he notes foreign marriages still going on, and violation of the Sabbath (Neh -31). the Medes would be defeated by Cyrus of Persia, and that it would be Persians who would set God's people free.
The people asked "How are we to know whether or not a prophet has truly spoken the words of God?