Are Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew the Same Language, or Two Different Ones?

What separates language from language, and language from dialect.





A man reads the newspaper at a cafe at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem on September 5, 2017. Hadas Parush/Flash90.
Observation
Feb. 5 2020
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More about: Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew, Israel & Zionism, Linguistics, Modern Hebrew