9780691183091

The Story of Hebrew

Lewis Glinert


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ISBN: 9780691183091
Published: September 2018

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The Story of Hebrew explores the extraordinary hold that Hebrew has had on Jews and Christians, who have invested it with a symbolic power far beyond that of any other language in history. Preserved by the Jews across two millennia, Hebrew endured long after it ceased to be a mother tongue, resulting in one of the most intense textual cultures ever known. Hebrew was a bridge to Greek and Arab science, and it unlocked the biblical sources for Jerome and the Reformation. Kabbalists and humanists sought philosophical truth in it, and Colonial Americans used it to shape their own Israelite political identity. Today, it is the first language of millions of Israelis. A major work of scholarship, The Story of Hebrew is an unforgettable account of what one language has meant and continues to mean.

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9780691183091
  • Published: September 2018
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Width (mm): 140
  • Height (mm): 216
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): Not specified

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