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The Recent Study of Hebrew: A Survey of the Literature with Selected Bibliography(review)

The Recent Study of Hebrew: A Survey of the Literature with Selected Bibliography(review) Hebrew Studies 32 (1991) 180 Reviews THE RECENT STUDY OF HEBREW: A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE WITH SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY. By Nahum M. Waldman. Bibliographica Judaica 10. Pp. xxi + 464. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College I Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1989. Cloth, $35.00. Dr. Waldman has done us a great service, one that very few researchers anywhere could have carried out. He has gone through thousands of scholarly books and articles dealing with the Hebrew language, which appeared mainly in the forty years up to 1986; and he briefly digests their findings in six long chapters: "Biblical Hebrew," "The Second Common­ wealth and Rabbinic Hebrew," "The Masoretes," "Communal Traditions and Jewish Languages," "Medieval Grammarians and Poets," and "Modem and Contemporary Hebrew." The first three chapters overlap to a consider­ able extent. The book is much more than an annotated bibliography. Any Hebraist who reads through any of the chapters is sure to learn quite a few things about the language that he or she did not know before, and will have directions where to go for further study. I have profited substantially from all the chapters. Nearly all citations in the six chapters are just by the author's surname and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Recent Study of Hebrew: A Survey of the Literature with Selected Bibliography(review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 32 (1) – Oct 5, 2011

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National Association of Professors of Hebrew
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2158-1681

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Hebrew Studies 32 (1991) 180 Reviews THE RECENT STUDY OF HEBREW: A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE WITH SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY. By Nahum M. Waldman. Bibliographica Judaica 10. Pp. xxi + 464. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College I Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1989. Cloth, $35.00. Dr. Waldman has done us a great service, one that very few researchers anywhere could have carried out. He has gone through thousands of scholarly books and articles dealing with the Hebrew language, which appeared mainly in the forty years up to 1986; and he briefly digests their findings in six long chapters: "Biblical Hebrew," "The Second Common­ wealth and Rabbinic Hebrew," "The Masoretes," "Communal Traditions and Jewish Languages," "Medieval Grammarians and Poets," and "Modem and Contemporary Hebrew." The first three chapters overlap to a consider­ able extent. The book is much more than an annotated bibliography. Any Hebraist who reads through any of the chapters is sure to learn quite a few things about the language that he or she did not know before, and will have directions where to go for further study. I have profited substantially from all the chapters. Nearly all citations in the six chapters are just by the author's surname and

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Hebrew StudiesNational Association of Professors of Hebrew

Published: Oct 5, 2011

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