In the beginning : a short history of the Hebrew language (Book, 2006) []
skip to content
In the beginning : a short history of the Hebrew language Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

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

A highly entertaining history of the Hebrew language and its contributions to all languages. Very well written and charming.


(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


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.


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"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...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.