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Introductory Grammar of Rabbinic Hebrew

Introductory Grammar of Rabbinic Hebrew - 99 edition

Introductory Grammar of Rabbinic Hebrew - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9789004109049

ISBN10: 9004109048

Introductory Grammar of Rabbinic Hebrew by Miguel Perez Fernandez and John  Translator Elwolde - ISBN 9789004109049
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: E.J. Brill
Published:
International: No
Introductory Grammar of Rabbinic Hebrew by Miguel Perez Fernandez and John  Translator Elwolde - ISBN 9789004109049

ISBN13: 9789004109049

ISBN10: 9004109048


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Summary

In Greek and Roman Palestine we find a Hebrew dialect that had existed alongside the literary language of Biblical Hebrew but had followed its own pattern of development. After the destruction of the Temple, the rabbis elevated this dialect to the status of a literary language, 'Rabbinic Hebrew', and employed it in the composition of the Mishnah, Tosefta, and halakhic midrashim.

This volume is a practical grammar of Rabbinic Hebrew that brings M.H. Segal's 1927 grammar up to date by incorporating the results of recent investigations in this field. It also adds a clearly pedagogic perspective, with vocabulary and exercises in every unit, and introduces readers to the thinking of the Sages of Israel (each unit commences with a text that bears on a theological, historical, literary, or methodological topic).