Project Page for 'Post-Biblical Hebrew Literature: An Anthology'

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TitlePost-Biblical Hebrew Literature: An Anthology
AuthorHalper, B.
LanguageEnglish
GenreLiterature
Difficultyaverage
Project IDprojectID465aec5c0604c
Last Edit of Project InfoSaturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:36:17 AM   (Current Time: 07:19:39 AM)
Last State ChangeSaturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:36:54 AM
Last Forum PostSaturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:35:12 AM
Instructions for Smooth Reading

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Although the Hebrew language ceased to be the vernacular of the majority
of the Jewish people during the last years of the second temple, it has,
throughout the various periods, with but few exceptions, persisted as
the medium for the noblest literary productions of the nation.
Irrespective of the language spoken by the people in the countries of
their adoption, the best thoughts of the Jewish writers found expression
in the holy tongue. The Gemara, which is preponderately in Aramaic, can
hardly be regarded as an exception, for it consists, in the main, of
records of oral discussions and arguments, which were naturally carried
on in the vernacular, and as such it is not to be classed among works of
literature in its narrower sense. On the other hand, it is very
significant that the Midrash and some of the midrashic elements in the
Talmud are mostly in Hebrew, and it is just these parts which may claim
to be regarded as literature. Then the prayers, many of which date from
the early centuries of the present era, and the piyyutim are practically
all in Hebrew.

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