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By William M. Schniedewind

ISBN-10: 0300176686

ISBN-13: 9780300176681

More than just a mode of communique shared by means of a standard humans, the Hebrew language used to be continually a vital part of the Jewish cultural process and, as such, tightly interwoven into the lives of the prophets, poets, scribes, and monks who used it. during this particular social heritage, William Schniedewind examines classical Hebrew from its origins within the moment millennium BCE till the Rabbinic interval, whilst the foundations of Judaism as we all know it this present day have been formulated, to view the tale of the Israelites during the lens in their language.
 
Considering classical Hebrew from the perspective of a writing method instead of vernacular speech, Schniedewind demonstrates how the Israelites’ lengthy background of migration, warfare, exile, and different momentous occasions is mirrored in Hebrew’s linguistic evolution. an exceptional addition to the fields of biblical and heart japanese stories, this attention-grabbing paintings brings linguistics and social heritage jointly for the 1st time to discover an old culture.

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