Gottes Sprache in der philologischen Werkstatt: Hebraistik vom 15. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert, Volume 15

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Giuseppe Veltri, Gerold Necker
Brill, 2004 - Architecture - 329 pages
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The study of the Hebrew language in Protestant Europe initiated the development of modern philology. Christian theology and Jewish tradition fostered Christian Hebraism, which functioned as a catalyst for many subjects in the humanities. This volume presents the results of a conference held in Wittenberg in October 2002. It evaluates the history of Christian Hebraism, from Jewish grammatical works up to the Hebrew training of Protestant missionaries. Prominent figures like Ludwig Geiger and Hermann L. Strack as well as different centres of Hebrew learning from Basel to Groningen are described in detail in fourteen essays. They focus on the influence of Humanism, Kabbalah and the renewed discussions about the philosophical works of Maimonides.

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Giuseppe Veltri is Professor of Judaism/Jewish studies at the Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg and Direktor of the Leopold-Zunz-Zentrum zur Erforschung des europaischen Judentums. Among his publications are Eine Tora fur den Konig Talmai, (Tubingen, 1994); Magie und Halakha, (Tubingen, 1997) and Gegenwart der Tradition, (Leiden, 2002). Gerold Necker, Ph.D. (1999) in Jewish Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin, Lecturer in Jewish Studies at Martin-Luther-University Halle. His publications on medieval and early modern Jewish mysticism include Das Buch des Lebens, Tubingen 2001.

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