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Overview

The Hebrew language has one of the longest attested histories of any of the world’s languages, with records of its use dating from antiquity until modern times. Although it ceased to be a spoken language by the second century AD, Hebrew continued to be used and developed in the form of a literary and liturgical language until its revival as a vernacular language in the twentieth century.

The Brill Hebrew Reference Collection will help you understand how the Hebrew language evolved over millennia to where it is today. This cutting-edge collection contains a lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew and a comprehensive encyclopedia of the Hebrew language. Learn the complete history of the Hebrew language, with a focus on Late Biblical Hebrew. Examine Hebrew’s linguistic evolution, and track its diachronic developments. This collection is a must-have for any student or scholar of Biblical Hebrew.

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Key Features

  • Presents a synthesis of scholarly research from Israel, Europe, North America, and Asia
  • Accesses tertiary treatment of a wide range of topics in Hebrew linguistics
  • Explores the historical linguistics of the Late Biblical Hebrew

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Individual Titles

A Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew: Linguistic Innovations in the Writings of the Second Temple Period

  • Author: Avi Hurvitz
  • Collaborators: Aaron Hornkohl, Leeor Gottlieb, and Emmanuel Mastéy
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 280

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The Hebrew language may be divided into the Biblical, Mishnaic, Medieval, and Modern ‎periods. Biblical Hebrew has its own distinct linguistic profile, exhibiting a diversity of styles ‎and linguistic traditions that extends over 1,000 years. It includes tangible diachronic ‎developments, which may serve as chronological milestones in tracing the linguistic history of ‎Biblical Hebrew.

Unlike standard dictionaries, whose scope and extent are dictated by the contents of the ‎Biblical concordance, this lexicon includes only 80 lexical entries. Each entry was chosen specifically for a ‎diachronic investigation of Late Biblical Hebrew, illustrating the fifth-century watershed that separated Classical Hebrew from ‎post-Classical Biblical Hebrew. The emphasis is placed on linguistic contrasts, illuminating a rich collection ‎of examples that contrasts Classical Biblical Hebrew with Late Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew with Rabbinic Hebrew, and Hebrew with Aramaic.‎

Provided that there are those readers out there who sympathize with diachronic approaches to Hebrew (indeed there are many) and those who are concerned with semantic change rather than the kind of information that lexica typically have on offer (there are some), Hurvitz’s lexicon will undoubtedly be a milestone for the research of Late Biblical Hebrew in the years to come.

—Kurtis Peters, PhD candidate, Edinburgh University

Avi Hurvitz is Professor Emeritus of Bible and Hebrew language at Hebrew University. He has published extensively on the linguistic nature and historical setting of Post-Classical Biblical Hebrew and its contribution for dating purposes, including Biblical Hebrew in its Northwest Semitic Setting. He has been on the Editorial Board of Vetus Testamentum (Brill) and a member of the Israel Academy of the Hebrew Language.

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Vol. 1: A–F

  • Editor: Geoffrey Khan
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 940

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In this four-volume set, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL) offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. It contains overview articles that provide a readable synopsis of current knowledge of the major periods and varieties of the Hebrew language. It is arranged into thematically-organized entries that provide further information on individual topics, such as the Hebrew of various sources (texts, manuscripts, inscriptions, and reading traditions), major grammatical features (phonology, morphology, and syntax), lexicon, script and paleography, and theoretical linguistic approaches.

With over 950 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the EHLL is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields. Volume 1 contains articles A–F.

Geoffrey Khan is Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1998 and Honorary Fellow of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in 2011. He was awarded the Lidzbarski Gold Medal for Semitic Philology in 2004. He is the author of several books, including Selected Arabic Papyri and Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th to 11th Centuries.

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Vol. 2: G–O

  • Editor: Geoffrey Khan
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 971

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In this four-volume set, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL) offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. It contains overview articles that provide a readable synopsis of current knowledge of the major periods and varieties of the Hebrew language. It is arranged into thematically-organized entries that provide further information on individual topics, such as the Hebrew of various sources (texts, manuscripts, inscriptions, and reading traditions), major grammatical features (phonology, morphology, and syntax), lexicon, script and paleography, and theoretical linguistic approaches.

With over 950 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the EHLL is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields. Volume 2 contains articles G–O.

Geoffrey Khan is Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1998 and Honorary Fellow of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in 2011. He was awarded the Lidzbarski Gold Medal for Semitic Philology in 2004. He is the author of several books, including Selected Arabic Papyri and Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th to 11th Centuries.

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Vol. 3: P–Z

  • Editor: Geoffrey Khan
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 1040

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this four-volume set, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL) offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. It contains overview articles that provide a readable synopsis of current knowledge of the major periods and varieties of the Hebrew language. It is arranged into thematically-organized entries that provide further information on individual topics, such as the Hebrew of various sources (texts, manuscripts, inscriptions, and reading traditions), major grammatical features (phonology, morphology, and syntax), lexicon, script and paleography, and theoretical linguistic approaches.

With over 950 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the EHLL is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields. Volume 3 contains articles P–Z.

Geoffrey Khan is Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1998 and Honorary Fellow of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in 2011. He was awarded the Lidzbarski Gold Medal for Semitic Philology in 2004. He is the author of several books, including Selected Arabic Papyri and Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th to 11th Centuries.

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Vol. 4: Index

  • Editor: Geoffrey Khan
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 113

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In this four-volume set, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (EHLL) offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. It contains overview articles that provide a readable synopsis of current knowledge of the major periods and varieties of the Hebrew language. It is arranged into thematically-organized entries that provide further information on individual topics, such as the Hebrew of various sources (texts, manuscripts, inscriptions, and reading traditions), major grammatical features (phonology, morphology, and syntax), lexicon, script and paleography, and theoretical linguistic approaches.

With over 950 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the EHLL is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields. Volume 4 contains the index.

Geoffrey Khan is Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1998 and Honorary Fellow of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in 2011. He was awarded the Lidzbarski Gold Medal for Semitic Philology in 2004. He is the author of several books, including Selected Arabic Papyri and Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th to 11th Centuries.