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By William M. Schniedewind

More than just a mode of conversation shared through a typical humans, the Hebrew language was once constantly a vital part of the Jewish cultural approach and, as such, tightly interwoven into the lives of the prophets, poets, scribes, and clergymen who used it. during this exact social heritage, William Schniedewind examines classical Hebrew from its origins within the moment millennium BCE until eventually the Rabbinic interval, whilst the rules of Judaism as we all know it this present day have been formulated, to view the tale of the Israelites in the course of the lens in their language.
 
Considering classical Hebrew from the perspective of a writing process rather than vernacular speech, Schniedewind demonstrates how the Israelites’ lengthy background of migration, struggle, exile, and different momentous occasions is mirrored in Hebrew’s linguistic evolution. a good addition to the fields of biblical and heart japanese stories, this interesting paintings brings linguistics and social heritage jointly for the 1st time to discover an old culture.

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