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By William M. Schniedewind

ISBN-10: 0300176686

ISBN-13: 9780300176681

More than just a mode of conversation shared by way of a typical humans, the Hebrew language used to be continually an essential component of the Jewish cultural approach and, as such, tightly interwoven into the lives of the prophets, poets, scribes, and monks who used it. during this precise social background, William Schniedewind examines classical Hebrew from its origins within the moment millennium BCE until eventually the Rabbinic interval, while the foundations of Judaism as we all know it this day have been formulated, to view the tale of the Israelites throughout the lens in their language.
 
Considering classical Hebrew from the perspective of a writing process rather than vernacular speech, Schniedewind demonstrates how the Israelites’ lengthy historical past of migration, warfare, exile, and different momentous occasions is mirrored in Hebrew’s linguistic evolution. a superb addition to the fields of biblical and center jap experiences, this interesting paintings brings linguistics and social historical past jointly for the 1st time to discover an historic culture.

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