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Animal Names
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Lexicographical studies on Hebrew animal names have focused mainly on the biblical zoonymic vocabulary handed down in the Masoretic Text (MT) and, to a lesser extent, on the post-biblical vocabulary of Rabbinic literature (Dor 1997; Riede 2002; Militarev and Kogan 2005; Kogan 2006). Literary studies have investigated the role of literary figures and models of the ancient bestiary in the biblical and post-biblical imagination, with special emphasis on the human-animal relationship as manifested i…

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Criscuolo, Alfredo, “Animal Names”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000461>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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