Studies in Rabbinic Hebrew - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Shai Heijmans. Copyright of individual chapters is maintained by the chapters’ authors.

Published On

2020-05-19

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-680-4
Hardback978-1-78374-681-1
PDF978-1-78374-682-8
HTML978-1-80064-581-3
XML978-1-78374-768-9
EPUB978-1-78374-683-5
MOBI978-1-78374-684-2

Language

  • English

Print Length

238 pages (viii+230)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 13 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.51" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 21 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.81" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback757g (26.70oz)
Hardback1399g (49.35oz)

OCLC Number

1155481578

LCCN

2020376760

BIC

  • HRCG
  • CFF
  • CFP

BISAC

  • REL006020
  • LAN009010

LCC

  • PJ4908

Keywords

  • Mishnah
  • Talmud
  • Jewish text
  • Palestine
  • Babylonia
  • Rabbinic Hebrew
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Studies in Rabbinic Hebrew

  • Shai Heijmans (editor)
This volume presents a collection of articles centring on the language of the Mishnah and the Talmud – the most important Jewish texts (after the Bible), which were compiled in Palestine and Babylonia in the latter centuries of Late Antiquity. Despite the fact that Rabbinic Hebrew has been the subject of growing academic interest across the past century, very little scholarship has been written on it in English.

Studies in Rabbinic Hebrew addresses this lacuna, with eight lucid but technically rigorous articles written in English by a range of experienced scholars, focusing on various aspects of Rabbinic Hebrew: its phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics and lexicon. This volume is essential reading for students and scholars of Rabbinic studies alike, and constitutes the first in a new series, Studies in Semitic Languages and Cultures, in collaboration with the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Shai Heijmans


1. Rabba and Rava, ʾAbba and ʾAva: Spelling, Pronunciation and Meaning

Yochanan Breuer


2. The Vocalisation of MS Cambridge of the Mishnah: An Encounter Between Traditions

Yehudit Henshke


3. Adjacency Pairs and Argumentative Steps in The Halakhic Give-and-Take Conversations in The Mishnah

Rivka Shemesh-Raiskin


4. Tannaitic Aramaic: Methodological Remarks and a Test Case

Christian Stadel


5. Rabbinic Entries in R. Judah Ibn-Tibbon's Translation of Duties of the Hearts

Barak Avirbach


6. The Distinction Between Branches of Rabbinic Hebrew in Light of the Hebrew of the Late Midrash

Yehonatan Wormser


7. Two Textual Versions of Psiqata of the Ten Commandments

Shlomi Efrati


8. Vowel Reduction in Greek Loanwords in the Mishnah: The Phenomenon and Its Significance

Shai Heijmans


Contributors

About the Publishing Team

Index


Contributors

Shai Heijmans

(editor)
Post-doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at University of Cambridge