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  • Learning to Read Biblical Hebrewby Robert Ray Ellis

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This volume can guide anyone to read the Old Testament in its original language by teaching the basics of Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. The step-by-step approach offers thorough illustrations by means of biblical examples, and all the basic elements of the Hebrew grammar are logically presented. This study communicates in a clear language... more...

  • A Primer on Ugariticby William M. Schniedewind; Joel H. Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    An introduction to the language of the ancient city of Ugarit, first published in 2007. more...

  • Resurrecting Hebrewby Ilan Stavans

    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...

  • Syntactic Change in Akkadianby Guy Deutscher

    Oxford University Press 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...

  • Die dreisprachige Stele des C. Cornelius Gallusby Friedhelm Hoffmann; Martina Minas-Nerpel; Stefan Pfeiffer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    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...

  • From Alexandria to Babylonby Francesca Schironi

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Literarische Texte aus Urby Marie-Christine Ludwig

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 252.00

    The volume Literarische Texte aus Ur: Kollationen und Kommentare zu UET 6/1-2 [Literary Texts from Ur: Collations and Commentaries on UET 6/1-2] contains corrigenda and addenda to the Sumerian and Akkadian literary cuneiform texts on clay tablets from the ancient city of Ur, in modern Iraq, published by C.J. Gadd and S.N. Kramer in UET 6/1-2 (London... more...

  • Asian Diasporasby Robbie B.H. Goh; Shawn Wong

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 23.00

    The essays in this volume view Asian diasporic movements in the context of globalization and global citizenship, in which multiple cultural allegiances, influences and claims together create complex negotiations of identity. more...

  • Hebräischby Martin Krause; Michael Pietsch; Martin Rösel

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 839.00

    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, the work dispenses... more...

  • Sanctuary in the Wildernessby Alan Mintz

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    The effort to create a serious Hebrew literature in the United States in the years around World War I is one of the best kept secrets of American Jewish history. Hebrew had been revived as a modern literary language in nineteenth-century Russia and then taken to Palestine as part of the Zionist revolution. But the overwhelming majority of Jewish emigrants... more...