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Hebrew language(Encyclopedia)Hebrew language, member of the Canaanite group of the West Semitic subdivision of the Semitic subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of languages (see Afroasiatic languages). Hebrew was the language of t...
Ben Yehudah, Eliezer(Encyclopedia)Ben Yehudah, Eliezer l´zr bn yhoo´d [key], 1858–1922, Jewish scholar and leader, b. Lithuania. He settled in Palestine as early as 1881, where he dedicated himself to the revival o...
Gollancz, Sir Hermann(Encyclopedia)Gollancz, Sir Hermann gl´nts [key], 1852–1930, English rabbi and authority on Hebrew language and literature. He was professor of Hebrew (1902–24) at University College, London. In 1902 he ed...
Hebrew literature(Encyclopedia)Hebrew literature, literary works, from ancient to modern, written in the Hebrew language. Early Literature The great monuments of the earliest period of Hebrew literature are the Old Testament and th...
Aramaic(Encyclopedia)Aramaic ârm´k [key], language belonging to the West Semitic subdivision of the Semitic subfamily of the Afroasiatic family of languages (see Afroasiatic languages). At some point during the se...
Yiddish language(Encyclopedia)Yiddish language yd´sh [key], a member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages; German language). Although it is not ...
Harper, William Rainey(Encyclopedia)Harper, William Rainey, 1856–1906, American educator and Hebrew scholar, b. New Concord, Ohio, grad. Muskingum College, 1870, Ph.D. Yale, 1875. The author of many texts on Hebrew language and litera...
Masora(Encyclopedia)Masora or Massorahms´r [key] [Heb.,=tradition], collection of critical annotations made by Hebrew scholars, called the Masoretes, to establish the text of the Old Testament. A principal problem...
Moabite stone(Encyclopedia)Moabite stone m´bt [key], ancient slab of stone erected in 850 BC by King Mesha of Moab; it contains a long inscription commemorating a victory in his revolt against Israel. It was discovered...
Babel(Encyclopedia)Babel b´bl [key] [Heb.,=confused], in the Bible, place where Noah's descendants (who spoke one language) tried to build a tower reaching up to heaven to make a name for themselves. For this presu...
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