By Angel Sáenz-Badillos,Shelomo Morag,John Elwolde

ISBN-10: 0521431573

ISBN-13: 9780521431576

ISBN-10: 0521556341

ISBN-13: 9780521556347

A historical past of the Hebrew language is a accomplished description of Hebrew from its Semitic origins and the earliest payment of the Israelite tribes in Canaan to the current day. even though Hebrew is an 'oriental' language, it's still heavily linked to Western tradition because the language of the Bible and used to be utilized in writing by means of the Jews of Europe in the course of the heart a while. It has additionally been newly revived nowa days because the language of the kingdom of Israel. Professor Angel Saenz-Badillos units Hebrew within the context of the Northwest Semitic languages and examines the origins of Hebrew and its earliest manifestations in old biblical poetry, inscriptions, and prose written prior to the Babylonian exile. He appears on the various mediaeval traditions of printing classical biblical Hebrew texts and the attribute positive factors of the post-exilic language, together with the Hebrew of the lifeless Sea Scrolls. He supplies specific awareness to Rabbinic and mediaeval Hebrew, specifically as evidenced in writings from Spain. His survey concludes with the revival of the language this century within the kind of Israeli Hebrew.

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