The “The Historical Dictionary of the Hebrew Language” is now accessible online free of charge, and it works now with different web-browsers. Here is the link: http://maagarim.hebrew-academy.org.il/Pages/PMain.aspx
It’s a great project, actually one of the most ambitious and impressive, most productive, most learned and technically most advanced thesaurus projects world-wide, as far as I am aware, which in the 60 years of its formal existence seems to have dwarfed its peer projects in any of the so-called “classical European languages”, and beyond.
And it has certainly a lot to do with the projects we pursue here, e.g.:
– Although the Historical dictionary started with Hebrew texts from late antiquity, covering the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Mishna, the Talmudim and Midrashic literature (although not the Bible), in the meantime a large amount of texts from the period 1750-present are covered too. There is hardly any better tool at hand…
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