The Historical Dictionary of the Hebrew Language


Zwinglius Redivivus

Stefan writes

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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