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Title: Beyond Babel
Subtitle: A Handbook for Biblical Hebrew and Related Languages
Edited By: J. Kaltner
S.L. McKenzie
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=11102
Series Title: SBL - Resources for Biblical Study
Description:

This book provides an introduction to the languages that are important for
the study of the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel. It contains articles on
Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Egyptian, Biblical and Epigraphic Hebrew,
Post-biblical Hebrew, Hittite, Phoenician, the Northwest Semitic dialects
(Ammonite, Edomite, and Moabite), and Ugaritic. The contributors are Peggy
L. Day, Frederick E. Greenspahn, Jo Ann Hackett, Harry A. Hoffner, Jr.,
John Kaltner, Charles R. Krahmalkov, Baruch A. Levine, David Marcus, Simon
B. Parker, and Donald B. Redford. A general introduction by John
Huehnergard discusses the importance of the study of Near Eastern languages
for biblical scholarship, helping to make the volume an ideal resource for
persons beginning an in-depth study of the Hebrew Bible.

Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature:
http://www.sbl-site.org/

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Hebrew, Ancient
Akkadian
Edomite
Egyptian
Hittite
Moabite
Phoenician
Ugaritic
Aramaic, Official
Ammonite

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004126996
ISBN-13: 9789004126992
Pages: xiv
Prices: U.S. $ 128
Europe EURO 95