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The extraordinary story of the Hebrew language is the subject of this book.

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION— The Role of Hebrew in Jewish Life, 1 PART I— How the Language Began to Be SpokenCHAPTER 1— Hebrew and the Languages of Man-kind, 17 CHAPTER 2— How the Hebrew Language Began, 32   CHAPTER 3— The Early Non- Biblical Sources of Hebrew, 50 PART II— How the Written Language Took FormCHAPTER 4— How the Hebrew Alphabet Origi-nated, 73 CHAPTER 5— How Did the Vowel- System Evolve? 93 CHAPTER 6— How the Study of Hebrew Grammar Began and Developed, 117   CHAPTER 7— How Was the Text of the Hebrew Bible Preserved? 139 PART III— How the Language Was PreservedCHAPTER 8— How Did the Hebrew Language Grow? 157 CHAPTER 9— How the Hebrew Language Has Kept Abreast of Changing Needs, 172 CHAPTER 10— How Hebrew Evolved as a Modern Vernacular, 184   CHAPTER 11— Did Hebrew Ever Die? 206 PART IV— How the Language Meets Modern NeedsCHAPTER 12— The Struggle for Revival, 231 CHAPTER 13— Hebrew in America, 245 EPILOGUE— Hebrew for American Jews, 270 Notes and Bibliography, 281   Index, 313 ix   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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FrontmaterTitle pageCopyright pageDedication pagePrefaceContentsList of IllustrationsHEBREW: THE ETERNAL LANGUAGEINTRODUCTION—The Role of Hebrew in Jewish LifePART I—How the Language Began to Be SpokenPART II—How the Written Language Took FormPART III—How the Language Was PreservedPART IV—How the Language Meets Modern NeedsEPILOGUE—Hebrew for American JewsChanging Jewish Attitude toward HebrewSignificance of Hebrew in Jewish LifeThe Present Spiritual Crisis in Diaspora JewryNeeded—A Dynamic Source of Motivation for Jewish Life in the DiasporaThe Real Meaning of Historic CultureThe Role of Hebrew in Diaspora JudaismNotes and BibliographyIndex
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