A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature

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www.bnpublishing.com, Jun 1, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 436 pages
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A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, Volume I (1/3) by Marcus Jastrow

This dictionary is an absolute must for anyone learning Gemara or any other Aramaic works.

Not only is every possible definition given, Jastrow brings down numerous examples of the usage of each word, ensuring a firm grasp of each word's nuances.

A classic and still standard resource, Marcus Jastrow's monumental dictionary remains unique in that it covers both the Hebrew and Aramaic languages in the literature of the rabbinic period. This indispensable dictionary of targumic and rabbinic literature includes thousands of entries in fully vocalized Hebrew and Aramaic, with references to the original texts, clear English definitions, and the full range of meanings and usages in the sources. It is organized alphabetically by actual form but includes also reference to a word's root, with abundant cross-references.

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Excellent source for knowing the rabbinical Hebrew

User Review  - Edsonffco - Christianbook.com

The book by Marcus Jastrow is a classic dictionary, being an indispensable source for knowledge on the rabbinical Hebrew and on the rabbinical Aramaic. Jastrow's work complements the dictionaries by Michael Sokoloff on the Jewish Babylonian Aramaic and on the Jewish Palestinian Aramaic. Read full review

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User Review  - Florence Wiggins - Christianbook.com

I haven't used this dictionary as of yet but I received it at an excellent price and will use it in the future since I will be going to Bible School until God calls me home to be with Him.Thank you again. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Marcus Jastrow (1829-1903) was an eminent Talmud scholar, professor of religious philosophy, Jewish history, and biblical exegesis at Maimonides College, and rabbi of Congregation Rodef Shalom, both in Philadelphia.

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