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The Hebrew Language

J. A. Emerton

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the second of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament. It summarizes some developments in the study of the Hebrew language of the biblical period that have taken place since the years ... More


Staying Jewish: Language and Identity in the Greek Bible

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the very particular language of the Bible translation and accounts for it in social terms. In Alexandria it was desirable to be Greek, not Egyptian. But the Jewish community ... More


4. Discovery of Hebrew

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the history of early Christian Hebrew studies, specifically Johannes Reuchlin's Hebrew grammar and dictionary (1506) and his foundational studies of Kabbalah. Over the course of ... More


The Old Testament

James Barr

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses and presents a survey of the Old Testament, beginning with the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and its ancient versions. It examines the rise of traditional biblical criticism ... More


Science; Language; Parable; Scripture

James Barr

in Biblical Faith and Natural Theology: The Gifford Lectures for 1991: Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263760
eISBN:
9780191600395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263767.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The question of natural theology has a bearing on various other basic concepts, such as science and medicine, language, thought and experience, metaphor and parable, Bible and scripture.


Comparative Analysis of the Greek and Hebrew Verbal Systems

T. V. Evans

in Verbal Syntax in the Greek Pentateuch: Natural Greek Usage and Hebrew Interference

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270102
eISBN:
9780191683909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270102.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Because Greek and Hebrew belong to separate language families (IE and Semitic respectively), their grammatical structures are naturally dissimilar in many respects. This chapter provides a mainly ... More


Biblical Hebrew and Tense

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the verb tense and the past-present-future axis in biblical Hebrew (BH) language. It explains the standard linear representation of time in linguistics and highlights some of ... More


Modernisation, Globalisation and Citizenship in Israel

Camelia Suleiman

in The Politics of Arabic in Israel: A Sociolinguistic Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420860
eISBN:
9781474435666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420860.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the difficult position of the Arabic language from the point of view of the ‘volatile conditions’ of Arab citizenship in Israel. Azmi Bishara’s political career is a good ... More


Language in Time of Revolution

Benjamin Harshav

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book on culture and consciousness in history concerns the worldwide transformations of Jewish culture and society, and the revival of the ancient Hebrew language following the waves of pogroms ... More


Christian Hebrew and Jewish Yiddish in Early Modern Germany

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian scholars' preoccupation with the Jewish language in early modern Germany was founded on the close affinity between Yiddish and Hebrew. First, Christian interest in Yiddish was aroused ... More


The Hebrew Language Movement in Pinsk

in The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741583
eISBN:
9780804785020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741583.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter traces the emergence of a Hebrew language movement in Pinsk, Belarus. It first looks at the efforts of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda to resurrect spoken Hebrew in the Palestine during the early ... More


Literature

Jeffrey Sacks

in Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264940
eISBN:
9780823266661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the novel Iya by Shimon Ballas. The novel is a story of language, of languages, and of literature, where the bereaved dimensions of its idiom are reiterated, just as the name ... More


The Hebrew Verbs and Aspect

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the verbs and the concept of aspect in biblical Hebrew (BH) language. It suggests that the sequential interpretation triggered by wayyiqtols in the BH text is closely connected ... More


Ancilla theologiae: Yiddish as a Hilfsmittel for Theological Studies

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In addition to Protestant concern with Jews and Judaism in Germany, Christian interest in the Yiddish language and literature also stemmed from the Protestant ambition to utilize the language for ... More


Tense and Aspect in Texts

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines tense and the concept of aspect in texts in biblical Hebrew (BH) language. It analyses temporal expressions proposed by the Discourse Representation Theory and evaluates whether ... More


Introduction: Between Hebrew and German: The Depictions of Yiddish in Christian Writings

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The body of philological knowledge produced by Christian scholars on the Yiddish language and Yiddish literature was conceived as an effective medium for exercising control over the Jews, for ... More


Holy Language, Holy Place: To Franz Rosenzweig

Aloni Udi

in What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157599
eISBN:
9780231527378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this tribute to Franz Rosenzweig, the author talks about a mosque where Moslems praise the Lord on a daily basis. The Dome of the Rock has come to symbolize Jerusalem, but the author says “we ... More


Defenders of the Truth

Jan Loop

in Johann Heinrich Hottinger: Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682140
eISBN:
9780191804809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682140.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the union of theology and oriental philology in the age of confessionalism and orthodoxy, as it was manifested in Johann Heinrich Hottinger's polemical and ideological use of ... More


Conclusion: Yiddish-Speaking Orientals: Language Shift and the “Verbessening der Juden”

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian discussions of the affinity between Yiddish and the Hebrew language in early modern Germany shifted from a more theological to a more cultural perspective from the second half of the ... More


David Vogel: Married Life 1929

Glenda Abramson

in 1929: Mapping the Jewish World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720202
eISBN:
9781479878253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720202.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter offers a reading of Haye nisuim (Married Life), a 1929 novel by David Vogel in the Hebrew language and published in Palestine. Married Life exemplifies Vogel's “incorrigible ... More


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