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Lashon Hakodesh: History, Holiness and Hebrew.

Lashon Hakodesh: History, Holiness and Hebrew, by Reuven Chaim Klein. Mosaica Press, 2014, 289 pp.

This book presents the traditional approach to the development of Hebrew and Aramaic, from Genesis to the modern era. Of particular interest to JBQ readers are the sections regarding the language that Adam spoke and how did he learn it, the language spoken prior to the Tower of Babel, the language spoken by the Israelites while in Egypt, the development of Hebrew script and possible Egyptian influences on Biblical names. The author is a frequent contributor to this journal, and as in his articles here, the book is meticulously researched with extensive footnotes and sources.

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Publication:Jewish Bible Quarterly
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jan 1, 2016
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