The Biblical Period: These four volumes
deal with Biblical and Mishnaic Hebrew. They discuss various linguistic
aspects: lexical, morphological and syntactic.
Volume 1: Introduction (Menachem
Zvi Kadari, 2003,
170 pp., cat. # 10440-1)
Volume 2: Biblical language (Rivka Yarkoni,
2003, 171 pp., cat. # 10440-2)
Volume 3: Hebrew of the second Temple
period (Elisha Qimron,
2003, 243 pp., cat. # 10440-3)
Volume 4: Language of the Sages (Shimon Sharvit, 2003, 275 pp., cat. # 10440-4)
The Medieval Period:
These four volumes survey a period of about seventeen centuries during
which the Hebrew language served only for literary and liturgical purposes,
and was not used for everyday communication.
Volume 1: Language of Hebrew liturgical
hymns (Joseph Yahalom, 2003, 183 pp., cat.
Volume 2: Language of the translators (Gad
Ben-Ami Zarfati, 2003, 215 pp., cat. #
Volume 3: Language of the Hebrew poetry of
Spain (Ephraim Chazan, 2003, 188 pp., cat.
Volume 4: Rabbinic Hebrew (Zvi Betzer,
2001, 181 pp., cat. # 10441-4)
The Modern Period:
These three volumes survey the unique process of "revival" of an
ancient language that had not been used for everyday communication for
seventeen centuries. Various aspects of its adaptation to modern society
are discussed in detail, including its relations and deviations from the
ancient phases. It covers the period of the last 100 years.
Volume 1: The revival of Hebrew (Maya Agmon-Fruchtman, Immanuel Allon,
1994, 194 pp., cat. # 10442-1)
Volume 2: Contemporary Hebrew (Ora R. Schwarzwald,
1994, 242 pp., cat. # 10442-2)
Volume 3: Hebrew in written communication (Yitzhak
Shlesinger, 1994, 192 pp., cat. # 10442-3)