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  • Roots and Patternsby Maya Arad

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 69.99

    This book is simultaneously a theoretical study in morphosyntax and an in-depth empirical study of Hebrew. Based on Hebrew data, the book defends the status of the root as a lexical and phonological unit and argues that roots, rather than verbs or nouns, are the primitives of word formation. A central claim made throughout the book is the role of locality... more...

  • Scripture in Transitionby Anssi Voitila; Jutta Jokiranta

    BRILL 2008; US$ 247.00

    Offers evidence and examples of textual traditions and interpretations that were in use in various communities. This book illuminates the transitions that took place in one faction of Judaism. It covers topics divided into five parts including: Translation and Interpretation; Textual History; Hebrew and Greek Linguistics; and, Dead Sea Scrolls. more...

  • Spelling Morphologyby Dorit Ravid

    Springer US 2011; US$ 179.00

    Modern Hebrew, a highly synthetic Semitic language, is rich in morphemes. This volume supplies the first in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of the interaction between morphological knowledge and spelling in Hebrew as anchored in current general models of learning and literacy. more...

  • Sworn Enemiesby C. A. Strine

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This book explains how Ezekiel uses formulaic language from the exodus origin tradition to craft an identity for the Judahite exiles that refutes an autochthonous origin tradition preferred by the non-exiled Judahites. The book addresses a number of key questions: the relationship between the exodus and patriarchal traditions, Ezekiel?s... more...

  • Writing in Greek But Thinking in Aramaicby C. Leslie Reiter

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95

    In this monograph the author investigates the syntactic construction found in the Semitic languages known as verbal coordination as it relates to the translation and therefore the interpretation of the scriptures. In the course of his analysis, the author also discusses grammaticalization that has occurred to translate the function of the word from... more...

  • Hebräischby Michael Pietsch; Martin Rösel

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 42.00

    The Grammar is intended as a textbook to support Hebrew classes which gives the teachers the maximum latitude for the selection and application of different teaching methods and for the students simplifies the tasks of learning, looking up and repetition with its clear and transparent ordering of the teaching material. In its design,... more...

  • Rejoice, Dear Zion!by Magnar Kartveit

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 119.00

    Discussions about the phrase ?Daughter of Zion? have not come to rest. The present book is a study of this and similar phrases from a linguistic point of view. Genitive as a category in Semitic grammar is treated in a separate chapter, and metaphor and irony are brought into the discussion. The author proposes new understandings and translations... more...