[b-hebrew] Benefit of Modern Heb.?

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 23 23:02:48 EDT 2009

   K'vod Hammoreh Rnadall,

   I really didn't follow closely the lively exchanges
 about the benefit of knowing modern Hebrew for the
 study of biblical Heb.  

   One is tempted to ask: how could an anonymous 
translator to the Greek of the LXX, or an Ibn Ezra',
 or a Gesenius do their respective jobs without modern
 Hebrew? I chose different individuals, distant many
 centuries from each other.

  Perhaps the modern language is not essential for the
 knowledge of the old?

  May this reflection encourage some on this list.

  Mimmenni HeHagav,

  Uri Hurwitz


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