A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
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This book provides a complete overview of the tradition of High German
translations of the apocalypse in the 14th and 15th century. The methods
and requirements of translation are investigated in the context of traditional
Bible interpretation. The translation profiles are primarily influenced by the
orthodox interpretation of the apocalypse and its transmission in sermons
and by the author profile of John the Evangelist. The texts thus do not
offer 'apocalyptic' reading but instead emphasize the hopeful character of the
book and its didactic potential.