[b-hebrew] Use of cognate languages in the interpretation of Biblical Hebrew
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Wed Oct 22 00:10:55 EDT 2008
Try the following:
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> Does anybody know of a good starting point for understanding the
> reasoning and rationale behind the use of cognate languages in the
> interpretation of Biblical Hebrew? It seems to be a generally agreed
> upon principle that there is value in it, but I'd like to know the
> origin of the practice and upon what assumptions it rests. Any help is
> Matthew Dent
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