A highly entertaining history of the Hebrew language and its contributions to all languages. Very well written and charming.Like Aramaic, Greek played a pivotal role in the lives of the Jews after the exile, specifically after the Greek invasion. ... the Torah, quoting Rabbi Yehudah as saying, aeven when our Rabbis permitted Greek, they permitted it only for a Torah scroll. ... Though interesting, it is not clear what these changes have to do with writing the Torah in Greek, since the changes only make sense in the original Hebrew.
|Title||:||In the Beginning|
|Publisher||:||NYU Press - 2004-08-01|