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Rashi—Linguist Despite Himself: A Study of the Linguistic Dimension of Rabbi Solomon Yishaqi's Commentary on Deuteronomy (review)

Rashi—Linguist Despite Himself: A Study of the Linguistic Dimension of Rabbi Solomon Yishaqi's... among texts by genres and manuscript history, they yield bits of valuable information. On the whole, while "it would be impossible to write a political history of the late-Roman state based on rabbinic texts," these texts "provide a precious insight into the lives of a very specific group in the eastern Roman Empire" (pp. 404­405). Although the volume may not increase the usage of rabbinic sources by non-specialists working on Roman history, it does provide them and beginning students of Jewish history and rabbinic studies with a fine overview of current scholarship on rabbinic literature. I intend to assign many of the essays to students in classes on the introduction to rabbinic literature and the history of Jews in late antiquity. Joel Gereboff Arizona State University Tempe, AR 85282 Joel.Gereboff@asu.edu RASHI--LINGUIST DESPITE HIMSELF: A STUDY OF THE LINGUISTIC DIMENSION OF RABBI SOLOMON YISHAQI'S COMMENTARY ON DEUTERONOMY. By Jonathan Kearney. LHBOTS 532. Pp. x + 210. New York: T & T Clark, 2010. Cloth, $110.00 This book presents a detailed discussion of the linguistic comments in Rashi's commentary on Deuteronomy. It is not the first attempt to evaluate the linguistic dimension of his commentary--several studies were conducted in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Rashi—Linguist Despite Himself: A Study of the Linguistic Dimension of Rabbi Solomon Yishaqi's Commentary on Deuteronomy (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 52 (1) – Feb 5, 2011

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among texts by genres and manuscript history, they yield bits of valuable information. On the whole, while "it would be impossible to write a political history of the late-Roman state based on rabbinic texts," these texts "provide a precious insight into the lives of a very specific group in the eastern Roman Empire" (pp. 404­405). Although the volume may not increase the usage of rabbinic sources by non-specialists working on Roman history, it does provide them and beginning students of Jewish history and rabbinic studies with a fine overview of current scholarship on rabbinic literature. I intend to assign many of the essays to students in classes on the introduction to rabbinic literature and the history of Jews in late antiquity. Joel Gereboff Arizona State University Tempe, AR 85282 Joel.Gereboff@asu.edu RASHI--LINGUIST DESPITE HIMSELF: A STUDY OF THE LINGUISTIC DIMENSION OF RABBI SOLOMON YISHAQI'S COMMENTARY ON DEUTERONOMY. By Jonathan Kearney. LHBOTS 532. Pp. x + 210. New York: T & T Clark, 2010. Cloth, $110.00 This book presents a detailed discussion of the linguistic comments in Rashi's commentary on Deuteronomy. It is not the first attempt to evaluate the linguistic dimension of his commentary--several studies were conducted in the

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