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The Story of Hebrew


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List of Figures ix Introduction 1 1 "Let There Be Hebrew" 8 2 Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome 22 3 Saving the Bible and Its Hebrew 59 4 The Sephardic Classical Age 74 5 Medieval Ashkenaz and Italy: Sciences, Sonnets, and the Sacred 102 6 Hebrew in the Christian Imagination, I: Medieval Designs 124 7 Hebrew in the Christian Imagination, II: From Kabbalists to Colonials 139 8 Can These Bones Live? Hebrew at the Dawn of Modernity 168 9 The Hebrew State 212 Epilogue 246 Acknowledgments 251 Notes 253 Further Reading 261 Index 265

About the Author

Lewis Glinert is professor of Hebrew studies at Dartmouth College.


"Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in History (Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award)"
"One of CHOICE's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2017"

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