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In the beginning : a short history of the Hebrew language

Author: Joel M Hoffman
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2004.
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"In In the Beginning, Joel M. Hoffman follows and decodes the adventure that is the history of Hebrew, illuminating how the written record has survived, explaining the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient translations, and trying to determine how the ancient language actually sounded. He places 3,000 years of developments into historical context, and shows their continuing impact on the modern world."  Read more...
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Hoffman, Joel M., 1968-
In the beginning.
New York : New York University Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004040255
(OCoLC)54826089
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel M Hoffman
ISBN: 9780814737064 0814737064 9780814790908 0814790909
OCLC Number: 794701094
Notes: OldControl:muse9780814737064.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 263 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: List of TablesList of Figures Acknowledgments I Getting Started1 Introduction 2 Rules of the GameII Antiquity3 Writing 4 Magic Letters and the Name of God5 The Masoretes 6 Pronunciation III Moving On7 The Dead Sea Scrolls 8 Dialects in the Bible 9 Post-Biblical Hebrew IV Now10 Modern Hebrew11 Keep Your Voice from Weeping V AppendicesA More about the Rules of the Game B Further Reading Bibliography Index About the Author
Responsibility: Joel M. Hoffman.
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A highly entertaining history of the Hebrew language and its contributions to all languages. Very well written and charming.  Read more...

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"Those with a passion for Hebrew, linguistics and religious history will probably find much to captivate them." -Na'amat Woman "Hoffman has a flair for explaining how languages work." -Times Literary Read more...

 
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