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Christian Hebraists: Pre-Modern Period
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The 16th century saw a flourishing of Hebrew grammatical study among Christians. Early Christian Hebraists, though, were quite reliant on Jewish teachers, and much of their work was heavily indebted to earlier Jewish authors. In the 17th century, however, Christian authors began to come into their own, developing the field in new ways. At the same time, for various social and political reasons, the study of Hebrew grammar became rather stagnant among Jews. Thus the 16th century witnessed a real …

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Rubin, Aaron D., “Christian Hebraists: Pre-Modern Period”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000439>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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