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Re: Biblical Hebrew or Modern Hebrew?

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 28, 2004, 18:46
On Sep 28, 2004, at 8:42 PM, David H wrote:
> Well, I don't really have an immediate goal, but I'm not going to > Israel > any time soon. I did start learning Modern Hebrew but I didn't get very > far, and the book I was using didn't use vowels, can you recommend any > good books? If I learn Biblical hebrew, would this give me a good > grounding for the grammar (and vocabulary) of Modern Hebrew? And also, > which type of Hebrew was the Talmud written in? > Thanks
Well, the Mishna part of the Talmud was written in Mishnaic Hebrew :) , which is a bit like both Modern and Biblical, but closer to Modern. The Gemara part of the Talmud was written in Aramaic, so don't worry about that :) . -Stephen (Steg) "the main purpose of the pyramid is to say 'my unique pyramid is sky high and made of white marble. i do not share it with anyone'." ~ andrew nowicki