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Studies in Hebrew and Aramaic Orthography (David Noel Freedman) Hardcover Book, (Eisenbrauns, 1992) 9780931464638
Studies in Hebrew and Aramaic Orthography (David Noel Freedman) Hardcover Book, (Eisenbrauns, 1992) 9780931464638
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Title: Studies in Hebrew and Aramaic Orthography

Author: Freedman, David Noel

Additional Authors or Contributors: A Dean Forbes, Francis I Andersen

Publisher: Eisenbrauns; Publication Date: 1992

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780931464638

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 328

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This book introduces the student to the textual study of the Hebrew Bible--to help such a student "perceive the work of the numberless and nameless scribes torn between tradition and fashion in their restrained attempts to update the orthography of Scripture." Sixteen essays serve as the bridge from older methods for the study of orthography to newer ones, using the computer to analyze large bodies of text.

Review

"Everything you could possibly want to know about the orthography of biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. And more. Users of this volume may find particular pleasure and enlightenment in its concluding appendix ('What Did the Scribes Count?'), wherein the verse, word, and number counts of the Masoretes and others are freshly examined to great effect."--Leonard J. Greenspoon, Oxford Centre in Religious Studies Review (Vol. 19, No. 4, Oct. 1993)

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