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Beyond Babel: A Handbook for Biblical Hebrew and Related Languages
by John Kaltner, Steven L. McKenzie , Charles R. Krahmalkov , Peggy L. Day , John Huehnergard , David Marcus , Simon B. Parker , Frederick E. Greenspahn , more…Donald B. Redford , Jo Ann Hackett , Baruch A. Levine , Harry A. Hoffner Jr. …less
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, Fr ...more
Paperback, 241 pages
Published March 31st 2003 by Society of Biblical Literature
(first published November 1st 2002)
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This is a fantastic book that I wish I had found a year ago. John Huehnergard has a fantastic introduction that is perfect for someone coming from a linguistics background, without the jargon and minutiae of Semitology. David Marcus provides a great introduction to Akkadian. Simon B. Parker highlighted (for me, once again) that we know next to nothing about the other Canaanite languages! John Kaltner gives a good introduction to Arabic, but doesn't show its continuing usefulness to Biblical scho ...more
A really good collection on the various languages surrounding the context of the creation of the Hebrew Bible from a great list of authors. I didn't read the whole thing, only a sample of the articles, but it's certainly a great reference for when you have questions about specifics.