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The Resource In the beginning : a short history of the Hebrew language, Joel M. Hoffman

In the beginning : a short history of the Hebrew language, Joel M. Hoffman

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In the beginning : a short history of the Hebrew language
Title
In the beginning
Title remainder
a short history of the Hebrew language
Statement of responsibility
Joel M. Hoffman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In In the Beginning, Joel M. Hoffman follows and decodes the adventure that is the history of Hebrew, illuminating how the written record has survived, explaining the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient translations, and trying to determine how the ancient language actually sounded. He places 3,000 years of developments into historical context, and shows their continuing impact on the modern world." "This history traces Hebrew's development as one of the first languages to make use of vowels. Hoffman also covers the dramatic story of the rebirth of Hebrew as a modern, spoken language." "Packed with information about language, linguistics, and history, In the Beginning is essential reading for both newcomers and scholars interested in learning more about Hebrew and about languages in general."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffman, Joel M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ4545
LC item number
.H58 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hebrew language
  • Hebreeuws
  • Hebräisch
  • Hebrew language
Label
In the beginning : a short history of the Hebrew language, Joel M. Hoffman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-249) and index
Contents
Part I: Getting started -- Introduction -- Rules of the game -- Part II: Antiquity -- Writing -- Magic letters and the name of God -- The Masoretes -- Pronunciation -- Part III: Moving on -- The Dead Sea Scrolls -- Dialects in the Bible -- Post-Biblical Hebrew -- Part IV: Now -- Modern Hebrew -- Keep your voice from weeping -- Part V: Appendices -- More about the rules of the game -- Further reading
Control code
54826089
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 263 p.
Isbn
9780814736548
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004040255
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)54826089
Label
In the beginning : a short history of the Hebrew language, Joel M. Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-249) and index
Contents
Part I: Getting started -- Introduction -- Rules of the game -- Part II: Antiquity -- Writing -- Magic letters and the name of God -- The Masoretes -- Pronunciation -- Part III: Moving on -- The Dead Sea Scrolls -- Dialects in the Bible -- Post-Biblical Hebrew -- Part IV: Now -- Modern Hebrew -- Keep your voice from weeping -- Part V: Appendices -- More about the rules of the game -- Further reading
Control code
54826089
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 263 p.
Isbn
9780814736548
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004040255
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)54826089
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