An Introductory Grammar of Rabbinic Hebrew
In Greek and Roman Palestine we find a Hebrew dialect that had existed alongside the literary language of Biblical Hebrew but had followed its own pattern of development. After the destruction of the Temple, the rabbis elevated this dialect to the status of a literary language, 'Rabbinic Hebrew', and employed it in the composition of the Mishnah, Tosefta, and halakhic "midrashim," This volume is a practical grammar of Rabbinic Hebrew that brings M.H. Segal's 1927 grammar up to date by incorporating the results of recent investigations in this field. It also adds a clearly pedagogic perspective, with vocabulary and exercises in every unit, and introduces readers to the thinking of the Sages of Israel (each unit commences with a text that bears on a theological, historical, literary, or methodological topic).
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Reflexive and reciprocal structures
The relative pronoun she
Gender and number of nouns
Prepositions and conjunctions
Adverbs and interjections
Types of clause
Absolute and construct
Greek and Latin words
Tenses and moods
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Abot adjective adverbs alef amoraim Aramaic Aramaic influence attested Babylonian Bar-Asher BH form Bible biblical text conjugations conjunction context Dead Sea Scrolls dialect Dºn E.Y. Kutscher Eduy employed Enº Erub example exegetical expression feminine formula function Grammar and usage Greek halakhic Hifil Hitpa'el holy imperfect infinitive introduced Introductory text Israel Jerusalem language literally manuscripts masculine meaning midrashic midrashim Mishnah Mishnaic Hebrew mºn Morphology Moses Nazirite Nifal Nitpa'al nominal clause nºn noun nºw Palestinian participle particle perfect Phraseology Pi'el plural pºp preposition pronoun Qumran Rabbah reference Rºn Rºs Sanh Scrolls sense Shab Sifra singular sºn suffix tannaitic third person Tºjº Tºm Tºn Tºº Tºp Tºpp Torah Tosefta Tossot Tºwn Tºy tradition Unit verb Vocabulary words