[b-hebrew] OT: a link about Modern Hebrew
vadim_lv at center-tv.net
Mon Jun 7 11:57:09 EDT 2004
But you don't assume that Gesenius was free of the doctrinal bias?
>Traditional western study of biblical Hebrew developed in the
> early 19th century and has remained extremely conservative since then.
Is not this conservatism due to the doctrine?
02:38, VC wrote:
> >Since the difference between the ancient and modern Hebrew is relatively
> >minor, and could be covered in a month or so, which is not a major term
> >people devoting their life time to Hebrew studies, may I suggest that
> >negligence to the modern Hebrew has doctrinal roots?
> I would suggest that the roots of this are historical rather than
> doctrinal. > Note for example that what are still considered the standard
> dictionaries etc are 19th century works, in some cases with revisions
> into the early 20th century. So the traditions of biblical Hebrew
> scholarship date back to a period when modern Hebrew was at most a
> twinkle in Eliezer ben Yehuda's eye. The thinking is still that if
> Gesenius ignored modern Hebrew (as he had to: he died before ben Yehuda
> was born!), then that is what good scholars should do.
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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