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Grammars and Dictionaries (Hebrew)
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Hebrew grammar and lexicography have come down to us in an abundance of formats, often closely intertwined, serving a broad range of audiences. This entry traces the development of Hebrew linguistics, its literary genres and textual strategies, from the Bible to the internet, from Arabic to Yiddish, from reading to writing, theory to pedagogy, and from the study to the state.

Grammar roughly comes in two guises: first, as a propaedeutic skill, one of the seven liberal arts that every free man should master in the course of his life; and second, as a scie…

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Zwiep, Irene, “Grammars and Dictionaries (Hebrew)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_SIM_031413>
First published online: 2023

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