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By William M. Schniedewind

More than just a style of communique shared by means of a typical humans, the Hebrew language was once regularly an essential component of the Jewish cultural process and, as such, tightly interwoven into the lives of the prophets, poets, scribes, and clergymen who used it. during this specific social historical past, William Schniedewind examines classical Hebrew from its origins within the moment millennium BCE until eventually the Rabbinic interval, while the rules of Judaism as we all know it this day have been formulated, to view the tale of the Israelites during the lens in their language.
 
Considering classical Hebrew from the viewpoint of a writing process rather than vernacular speech, Schniedewind demonstrates how the Israelites’ lengthy heritage of migration, battle, exile, and different momentous occasions is mirrored in Hebrew’s linguistic evolution. a great addition to the fields of biblical and heart jap experiences, this interesting paintings brings linguistics and social background jointly for the 1st time to discover an historic culture.

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