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This work represents the first time that a major part of the masorah of the great Leningrad Codex, that of the Former Prophets, is being published with an English translation and commentary. Almost nine-thousand notes are transcribed and annotated with biblical references.
This work presents to the scholarly world the hitherto unpublished trove of over 500 catchwords that were attached to Masoretic doublet notes in the Leningrad Codex. All the doublets with their catchwords are listed both in the chronological order of their first appearance in the Bible and again on their second appearance. The nature of the catchwords, their purpose, and their relation to other Masoretic notes are described in detail, and suggestions are made how they can be of value to biblical scholars.
This book presents a detailed analysis of the Aramaic mnemonics, those short witty sentences written in Aramaic as memory aids in the margins of one of the oldest extant biblical Hebrew manuscripts, the Leningrad Codex (1008 CE). The material is presented in clear, user-friendly charts. Each mnemonic is set alongside the Hebrew verses it represents. This book demonstrates the ingenuity of the Masoretes in their grand endeavor to preserve the text of the Hebrew Bible precisely in the form that it had reached them.
Second Faber collection of new Irish short stories to be edited by David Marcus Will again consist of an equal mix of established names, the younger emerging generation and previously unpublished authors The first collection has subbed nearly 4000 copies to date and has been extremely well received. We would expect to grow its success second time around
This is a collection of Irish Christmas stories, including works from John McGaehern, Anne Devlin, Mary Morrissey, William Trevor, Bernard McLaverty and Patrick McCabe, alongside newcomers.
An introduction to the grammar of the principal language of the Babylonian Talmud. Utilizes the inductive method, whereby grammar is learned directly as it is encountered in the text. The texts on which the manual is based are mainly non-legal, although legal texts are included in the later chapters of the book. Geared primarily for beginners in Talmud and Jewish studies, some knowledge of Hebrew is expected by the author.
A self-teaching manual of Akkadian, the language of ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), this unique text is designed for beginners with no previous knowledge of any Semitic language.