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History of the Hebrew Language

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ISBN-10: 0521431573

ISBN-13: 9780521431576

Edition: 1993

Authors: Angel S�enz-Badillos, John Elwolde, Shelomo Morag

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A History of the Hebrew Language is a comprehensive description of Hebrew from its Semitic origins and the earliest settlement of the Israelite tribes in Canaan to the present day. Professor Senz-Badillos sets Hebrew in the context of the Northwest Semitic languages and examines the origins of Hebrew and its earliest manifestations in ancient Biblical poetry, inscriptions, and prose written before the Babylonian exile. He looks at the different medieval traditions of pointing classical Biblical Hebrew texts and the characteristic features of the post-exilic language, including the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He gives particular attention to Rabbinic and medieval Hebrew, especially as…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/16/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 383
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Hebrew in the Context of the Semitic Languages
Hebrew, a Semitic language
The Semitic languages
Common or Proto-Semitic
The Hamito-Semitic or Afro-Asiatic group
Hamito-Semitic and Indo-European
Hebrew, a Northwest Semitic Language
The northwest Semitic languages
Dialect development and its consequences
Pre-exilic Hebrew
The historical unity and development of Hebrew
The origins of Hebrew
The language of archaic biblical poetry
The language of the inscriptions
Pre-exilic Hebrew prose
Biblical Hebrew in its Various Traditions
The transmission of Biblical Hebrew
The testimony of the Greek and Latin inscriptions
Biblical Hebrew according to the Palestinian tradition
Biblical Hebrew according to the Babylonian tradition
Biblical Hebrew according to the Tiberian tradition
Hebrew in the Period of the Second Temple
Post-exilic Biblical Hebrew
The language of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Samaritan Hebrew
Rabbinic Hebrew
Early studies
Origins and classification of Rabbinic Hebrew
New approaches to the study of Rabbinic Hebrew
Orthography, phonetics, and phonology of Rabbinic Hebrew
Morphology of Rabbinic Hebrew
Grammar and vocabulary of Rabbinic Hebrew
Mediaeval Hebrew
Historical and geographical background
The language of the paytanim
The language of Saadiah Gaon
The language of the Hebrew poetry of Spain
The language of the Hebrew prose of Spain
Mediaeval Hebrew in Italy and central Europe
Modern Hebrew
The period of transition
The revival of Hebrew
Israeli Hebrew
Studies in Israeli Hebrew
Phonology, morphology, and syntax of Israeli Hebrew
Bibliography
Index