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Lexicography: Modern Period

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Author(s): Merkin, Reuven
1. Hebrew Lexicography in the 19th Century In the 19th century Hebrew lexicography flourished as it had not done for many centuries. A list of lexicographers of this period would contain some of the most prominent names in European Hebrew Haskala literature: Yehuda Ben-Zeʾev (1764–1811), Yitzhak Dov Beer Levinson (1788–1860), Meir Halevy Leteris (1800–1871), Yosef Scheinhak (1812–1870), Shmuel Yosef Fein (1818–1890), Yehoshua Steinberg (1825–1908), and Moshe Shulboim (1830–1918). For a discussion of Ge…