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Hebrew study from Ezra to Ben-Yehuda

Author: William Horbury
Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland : T&T Clark, 1999.
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The study of the Hebrew language has been a major preoccupation of many Jews and non-Jews since ancient times. This book fully illuminates this fascinating history.

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Hebrew study from Ezra to Ben-Yehuda.
Edinburgh, Scotland : T&T Clark, 1999
(OCoLC)607356292
Named Person: Eliezer Ben-Yehuda; Ezra, (Biblical figure)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Horbury
ISBN: 056708602X 9780567086020
OCLC Number: 43268469
Description: xiv, 337 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The Second Temple period. Hebrew and its study in the Persian period / Joachim Schaper --
Hebrew study in Ben Sira's Beth midrash / J.K. Aitken --
Hebrew and its study at Qumran / Jonathan Campbell --
The ancestral language of the Jews in 2 Maccabees / J.W. van Henten --
pt. 2. Rabbinic and early Christian Hebraists. How did the Rabbis learn Hebrew? / Philip Alexander --
St Jerome and the meaning of the high-priestly vestments / Robert Hayward --
Hebrew and Aramaic in the Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila / Lawrence Lahey --
The Hebrew Matthew and Hebrew study / William Horbury --
pt. 3. Rome and Byzantium. "Peace upon Israel" : Hebrew formulae and names in Jewish inscriptions from the Western Roman Empire / David Noy --
A thousand years of Hebrew in Byzantium / N.R.M. de Lange --
pt. 4. The Karaites. The knowledge of Hebrew among early Karaites, and its use in Karaite legal contracts / Judith Olszowy-Schlanger --
The Karaite tradition of Hebrew grammatical thought / Geoffrey Khan --
Pt. 5. Christian Hebraists in mediaeval and early modern Europe. Alexander Neckam's knowledge of Hebrew / Raphael Loewe --
Christian Hebrew scholarship in quattrocento Florence / Andrew Berquist --
Robert Wakefield (d. 1537) : the father of English Hebraists / Gareth Lloyd Jones --
Some points of interest in sixteenth-century translations of Exodus 15 / G.I. Davies --
The Amsterdam translation of the Mishnah / P.T. van Rooden --
pt. 6. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Samson Raphael Hirsch's use of Hebrew etymology / A.H. Lesser --
A Jewish usurper among Christian Hebraists? -Cambridge, 1866 / S.C. Reif --
Resistance to the study of Hebrew : the experiences of Peretz Smolenskin and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda / G. Mandel --
Hebrew in mandatary Palestine / Edward Ullendorff --
"Hebrew, speak Hebrew" : the place of Hebrew in modern Hebrew literature / Risa Domb.
Responsibility: edited by William Horbury.
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