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By Angel Sáenz-Badillos, John Elwolde, Shelomo Morag

ISBN-10: 0521431573

ISBN-13: 9780521431576

A historical past of the Hebrew language is a entire description of Hebrew from its Semitic origins and the earliest cost of the Israelite tribes in Canaan to the current day. even though Hebrew is an oriental language, it really is still heavily linked to Western tradition because the language of the Bible and used to be utilized in writing via the Jews of Europe through the center a long time. It has additionally been newly revived nowa days because the language of the nation of Israel. Professor Angel Saenz-Badillos units Hebrew within the context of the Northwest Semitic languages and examines the origins of Hebrew and its earliest manifestations in old biblical poetry, inscriptions, and prose written sooner than the Babylonian exile. He seems to be on the various mediaeval traditions of printing classical biblical Hebrew texts and the attribute good points of the post-exilic language, together with the Hebrew of the lifeless Sea Scrolls. He provides specific consciousness to Rabbinic and mediaeval Hebrew, in particular as evidenced in writings from Spain. His survey concludes with the revival of the language this century within the kind of Israeli Hebrew.

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85 Sec Diakonoff 1965; see as well D. ) of Hamito-Semitic phonology. 86 See Hodge 1970,243ff. a . D. Cohen 1968,1307ff. 26 Hebrew in the context of the Semitic languages are still under discussion. However, despite differences in emphasis and presentation, it is generally accepted that a biconsonantal root predominated in the Hamito-Semitic languages, and it is also argued that there was at least one prefix-conjugation, and that there may have been a further conjugation with duplicated second radical.

Krahmalkov (1976); O. H. B. Coote (1980); M. H. P. ). M. Cross (1969a; 1973a; 1975; 1976; 1986); see Jackson 1983,51 ff. B. F. Albright (1958), who attributed it to exiles from the northern kingdom, but reinterpreted as Ammonite by J. Naveh (1980); see Jackson 1983,63ff. ; Abbadi 1985. 57 On the Ammonite language in general, see D. Sivan 1982; Jackson 1983; Aufrecht 1983. 58 The second of these is doubtful, occurring just once in a seal of uncertain origin. See Jackson 1983,77ff. 59 See Israel 1979; Jackson 1983,41; Garr 1985,223.

5 Information about this language has been considerably improved by, for example, the following studies: Jean 1946; 1950; Finot 1956; Celb 1958; 1968; Goetze 1959; Huffmon 1965; Buccllati 1966; Greenfield 1969; Krahmaikov 1969; Priebatsch 1977. 6 See Celb 1980. 7 See Beyer 1969,17ff. 8 See Garbini 1960,175ff. A. Schaeffer, C. Virolleaud, J. Nougayrol, E. Laroche, A. Herdner, and others. Many other editions and translations into various languages have also appeared. 11 Some of the more outstanding features of Ugaritic are its preservation of most of the Proto-Semitic consonantal phonemes, including the velars and interdental fricatives, and its use of a cuneiform alphabet which employs three graphemes for alef in combination with each of the three basic vowels, a, 1, and u.

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