Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought

1st Edition

David Patterson

Routledge
Published September 7, 2009
Reference - 246 Pages
ISBN 9780415558877 - CAT# Y104707
Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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Summary

Drawing on more than three hundred Hebrew roots, the author shows that Jewish thought employs Hebrew concepts and categories that are altogether distinct from those that characterize the Western speculative tradition. Among the key categories that shape Jewish thought are holiness, divinity, humanity, prayer, responsibility, exile, dwelling, gratitude, and language itself.
While the Hebrew language is central to the investigation, the reader need not have a knowledge of Hebrew in order to follow it. Essential reading for students and scholars of Judaism, this book will also be of value to anyone interested in the categories of thinking that form humanity's ultimate concerns.

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