[b-hebrew] Joshua Blau

John Cook jacook at eisenbrauns.com
Thu Aug 3 12:33:34 EDT 2006

Dear Charles,

Eisenbrauns is shortly coming out with a grammar of Hebrew by Joshua Blau in the Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic series, unders the editorship of M. O'Connor. It is a translation/revision/updating of a Modern Hebrew version that Blau has been developing and using for years. I have only seen a portion of the manuscript, but my understanding is that he makes reference fairly frequently to comparative data, especially Arabic. Thus, this book will be easily available and reasonably priced.

John A. Cook
Editor, Eisenbrauns Inc.
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> Hi all,
> I have seen some interesting sounding titles by Joshua Blau - but they all seem a bit hard to find and slightly pricey.  In addition most are listed by booksellers in Israel - and I am not proficient in modern Hebrew!
> I have been studying the relationship of Hebrew to Arabic and Aramaic - particularly in terms of common derivation from an original protosemitic language or group of dialects.  I have Gesenius, Jouon/Muraoka, Waltke, vander Merwe, Berstrasser, and Kaltner (Beyond Babel) among others.  
> Would anyone here recommend anything by Blau?
> Additionally are there any other recommended semitics books?  Moscati perhaps?
> Thanks to all.
> Charles Meadows
> Marshall University

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