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Pages 301-311. The Dawn of Hebrew Linguistics
The Dawn of Hebrew Linguistics
The Dawn ofHebrew Linguistics - The Book ofElegance ofthe Language ofthe Hebrews by Saadia Gaon Introduction and Critical Edition by Aron Dotan, Volume I: Introduction, Volume II: Text and Translation, World Union ofJewish Studies, Jerusalem 1997. 668 pages.
Universidad de TeI Aviv
For more than a thousand years the composition of Rabbi Saadia Gaon (882-942), ^JKll^N rU^ H^Q (=The Book of Elegance of the Language of the Hebrews) ' lay undisturbed. Then Harkavy discovered the main manuscript of the work in the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg (RNL), 2 and in 1898 he announced his discovery, mentioning the names of the
1 Below: Elegance. 2 Formerly known as the Saltykov-Scedrin Public Library in Leningrad, Ms. 11 Firk., Evr.-arab. I., 3073.
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