Rabbis, Language And Translation In Late Antiquity

Rabbis, Language And Translation In Late Antiquity
by Willem F. Smelik / / / PDF


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A comprehensive discussion of how languages and translations were perceived and practised in the multilingual Jewish societies of Late Antiquity, featuring close readings and translations of the original sources. Smelik explores key themes including the reception of translations of the Hebrew Scriptures, multilingualism in society and rabbinic rules for translation.

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