In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language

In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language

by Joel Hoffman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814736904

ISBN-13: 9780814736906

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: New York University Press

A highly entertaining history of the Hebrew language and its contributions to all languages. Very well written and charming.  See more details below

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A highly entertaining history of the Hebrew language and its contributions to all languages. Very well written and charming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814736906
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
538,347
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
I Getting Started
1 Introduction
2 Rules of the Game
II Antiquity
3 Writing
4 Magic Letters and the Name of God
5 The Masoretes
6 Pronunciation
III Moving On
7 The Dead Sea Scrolls
8 Dialects in the Bible
9 Post-Biblical Hebrew
IV Now
10 Modern Hebrew
11 Keep Your Voice from Weeping
V Appendices
A More about the Rules of the Game
B Further Reading
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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