[Read online In the BeginningA Short History of the Hebrew Language] eBook By Joel M. Hoffman
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IT FINALLY GOT GOOD IN A finally got good in a of Biblical Hebrew in college ollowed immediately by a trip to Israel and then taught Hebrew Menerjang Batas for two years at theirst grade level This helped me bring it all together and make sense of it through a methodical scientific approach I particularly like the Further Reading suggested by Hoffman at the end of his books which compactly presents the appropriate resources Chosen Vessels for continuing scholarship He really wants the reader to explore the topicurther and not take his word No Apology Necessary for it Now to place aew ILL reuests I came
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Book Takes Us Throughtakes us through history of Hebrew writing showing how Hebrew was the The Secret World of Fluffy Ratbag first writing system to partially record vowels and make itself easier to learn and propagate Masoretic system of complete marking of how Hebrew should sound did not arise until after 800 CE 1000 CE at least 500 years after Hebrew ceased to be a spoken language It seems that some of the rules of pronunciation were invented by Masoretes However authenticity of many of the Masoretic rulesound confirmation in the writing of the Dead Sea Scrolls 200 BCE 68 CE An incredibly well researched book that lays out the history of the Hebrew language Awakening (The Guardians Heart Series Book 1) from antiuity to today told through the lens of the invention use of and resuscitation of the use of vowels in the written language By the end you ll understand why the vowel marks exist the way they do where they really camerom why they re than likely not the same as the vowels used in Biblical times and why modern spoken Israeli Hebrew differs Whoops! from the way the language is taught both in America and Israel Probably too denseor some tastes and the writing takes Los Caballeros de la Ciencia: El secreto mejor guardado de la Iglesia. far too many circumlocutions to get to the point throughout the book Linguists will love the whole book Like me you may just like it in some parts and skim over others But a worthy read nonethelessor anyone interested in Hebrew. W the language actually sounded He places these developments into a historical context and shows their continuing impact on the modern worldThis sweeping history traces Hebrew's development as one of the The Sheep Book first languages to make use of vowels Hoffman also covers the dramatic story of the rebirth of Hebrew as a modern spoken languagePacked with lively information about language and linguistics and history In the Beginning is essential readingor both newcomers and scholars interested in learning about Hebrew and languages in general. Different rom both the dotted version and the Greek translation but the Greek text has many mistakes and it is possible that the differences in Hebrew are
ALSO MISTAKES THE DEAD SEA SCROLLSmistakes The Dead Sea Scrolls about 1000 years older than the manuscripts with the dots they make heavier use of consonants that stand in or vowels than is the rule in Biblical Hebrew or Modern Israeli Hebrew The Gangs Birthday Surprise for that matter The second person singular possessive suffix is k in undotted writing with the dots it is kaor the masculine and ak Earth for theeminine in the Dead Sea Scrolls the masculine suffix is also ka which confirms the authenticity of the dots Curiously Exodus 1316 also has ka the verse seems to be a later copy of Exodus 139 On the other hand the Greek transliteration always has the inal kh However the second person plural masculine personal pronoun is atem in dotted Hebrew and atVma where V is an unknown vowel in the Dead Sea Scrolls We don t know if this reflects a different dialect of Hebrew or a mistake on the part of the inventors of the dots While I disagree with many of the author s premises Hoffman raises interesting uestions and makes good points that I had never considered before I would recommend this book to students of Hebrew who are looking to broaden their understanding of its history and the vast amount
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Subject The Author AimsThe author aims a breezy style but never uite gets there A linguistic history of Hebrew which delves into the scholarly arguments just deep enough to be entertaining but not uite enough to be pedantic though some might Out to Lunch find it so This is definitelyor a Parinamam engane? പരിണാമം എങ്ങനെ? fairly specific audience as I can t imagine you would get too much out of this unless you had a pretty good grasp of Hebrew and Greek and a little Latin and German wouldn t hurt yet if you were truly a linguist this would be too basic though maybe not if you didn t know too much about Hebrew For me it was perfect I studied Hebrewor a gazillion Idea that speech can be divided into units called words and that these words can be represented with marks on a page had to be discovered As Hoffman points out almost every modern system of writing descends rom Hebrew; by studying the history of this language we can learn a good deal about how we express ourselves todayHoffman ollows and decodes the adventure that is the history of Hebrew illuminating how the written record has survived the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient translations and attempts to determine ho.
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and held my attention Personally I elt there may have been a personal agenda on a couple points Alsoheld my attention Personally I Dragon, Dragon and Other Tales felt there may have been a personal agenda on a couple points Also Hoffman may have pushed a couple of the pointissues to their logical limitsThe book did inform and explain mainly peculiarities of the Hebrew language As a result of reading this book I have renewed my interest in the Hebrew language If read with an eyeor gleaning details but not necessarily the broader picture this is a worthwhile read Sections were very illuminating but the emphasis on not actually being able to define Gd was like watching a tightrope walker doing backbend on the high wire Painful The Ruach Holy Spir How do we know the Hebrew language It is the language of the Hebrew
Bible How Do WeHow do we the text of the Hebrew Bible We have a bunch of manuscripts the oldest the Leningrad Codex the Aleppo Codex the Cairo Codex being about 1000 years old They are written in a consonantal script with dots indicating the vowels and aspects of the pronunciation of consonants There have been three systems Song of the Aura for these dots with variations invented in the lateirst millennium CE in Tiberias in Babylon and in Jerusalem They are different Hands Tied, A Hammer Story from each other but we don t know if these differences are due to dialectal differences in the pronunciation of a living language or differences in the prescriptive pronunciation of a dead language Around 300 to 100 BCE in Alexandria the Bible was translated into Greek with personal names and place names transliteratedrom the Hebrew the consonants or less agree with the dotted manuscripts but the vowels don t assuming that our understanding of the pronunciation of Ancient Greek is correct Adam s wife is named Khavva in dotted Hebrew and Eua in the Greek translation There was also a 3rd century CE transliteration of the Hebrew Bible into Greek written side by side with several translations The Slanted Worlds (Chronoptika, fragments of this work are preserved the Hebrew is. Hebrew as a language is just over 3000 years old and the story of its alphabet is uniue among the languages of the world Hebrew set the stageor almost every modern alphabet and was arguably the Say Go Be Do first written language simple enoughor everyone not just scribes to learn making it possible to make a written record available to the masses Confer for theirst timeWritten language has existed or so many years since around 3500 BCE that most of us take it or granted But as Hoffman reveals in this entertaining and informative work even the.