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In the beginning : a short history of the Hebrew language

Author: Joel M Hoffman
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A highly entertaining history of the Hebrew language and its contributions to all languages. Very well written and charming.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel M Hoffman
ISBN: 0814736548 9780814736548
OCLC Number: 895262147
Description: XVI, 263 p.
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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"Hoffman does a good job of pointing out the different traditions of biblical Hebrew that existed in antiquity." * The Jerusalem Post * "Hoffman has a flair for explaining how languages work." * Read more...

 
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