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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00
Part of the Jewish Encounter series Here is the stirring story of how Hebrew was rescued from the fate of a dead language to become the living tongue of a modern nation. Ilan Stavans?s quest begins with a dream featuring a beautiful woman speaking an unknown language. When the language turns out to be Hebrew, a friend diagnoses ?language withdrawal,?... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 26.00
In 1922, the British archaeologist Henry Carter opened King Tutankhamun?s tomb, illuminating the glories of an ancient civilization. And while the world celebrated the extraordinary revelation that gave Carter international renown and an indelible place in history, by the time of his death, the discovery had nearly destroyed him. Now, in a stunning... more...
Hebräisches und Aramäisches Handwörterbuch über das Alte Testament: 4. Lieferung Nun - Pe (German and Indo-European Edition)Springer 2007; US$ 229.99
Der "Gesenius" ist zu einem Begriff geworden. Es handelt sich um die 18. Auflage des zuerst 1810/12 und 1815 von dem Hallenser Alttestamentler und Orientalisten Wilhelm Gesenius (1786-1842) herausgegebenen, seitdem immer wieder bearbeiteten Handwörterbuchs für die hebräische und aramäische Sprache des Alten Testaments: eines Standardwerkes für Generationen... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 55.00
In this book Guy Deutscher examines the historical development of Akkadian, the oldest recorded Semitic language and one of the earliest attested languages. Two thousand years of texts from 2500BC to 500BC provide a unique source for the study of linguistic change. The first two parts of the book present an historical grammar of sentential complementation.... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 1990; US$ 90.00
This paper attempts to describe the Hebrew verbal system by (1) giving a linguistic orientation for understanding the verb, (2) interacting with past theories and building on recent studies, (3) correlating form and function in a model which accounts adequately and simply for the range of usage. more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2003; US$ 170.00
Leading Hebrew language scholars outline various views on the phenomenon of variation in biblical Hebrew and its significance for biblical studies. An important question that is addressed is whether late biblical Hebrew is a distinct chronological phase within the history of biblical Hebrew. Articles explore both chronological and non-chronological... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 1994; US$ 140.00
Modern linguistics is a relative newcomer in the scientific world, and text-linguistics, or discourse analysis, is one of its youngest disciplines. This fact has inclined many toward scepticism of its value for the Hebraist, yet much benefit is thereby overlooked. In this work, the author examines recent contributions to Hebrew text-linguistics by... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 112.00
In 30 BC, Octavian (the future emperor Augustus) conquered Egypt, after which he appointed his friend, the poet and general Gaius Cornelius Gallus as first prefect of the new Roman province. Following the defeat of native insurrections in the south of Egypt and after securing the Nubian border, Gallus dedicated a trilingual stela that combines Egyptian,... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 98.00
This is an edition with introduction and detailed commentary of the Oxyrhynchus Glossary, a lexicon preserved in several papyrus fragments with glosses taken from Greek, Greek dialects and ?foreign languages?, especially Near-Eastern languages. In the entries many historians, periegetes, mythographers of Hellenistic time are quoted. The Oxyrhynchus... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 175.00
Covers the interaction of a major historical event with the development of the Egyptian Solar-Osirian theology. Pharaoh Ramesses II visited the sacred area of Abydos soon after his recognition of power at Luxor in Thebes. With him were many high officials, one of whom would be soon appointed to be the high Priest of Amun at Thebes, Nebwenenef. more...