A dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic literature

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Hendrickson Publishers, 1943 - Foreign Language Study - 1736 pages
A classic and still standard resource, Marcus Jastrow's monumental dictionary remains unique in that it covers both the Hebrew and Aramaic languages in the literature of the rabbinic period. This indispensable dictionary of targumic and rabbinic literature includes thousands of entries in fully vocalized Hebrew and Aramaic, with references to the original texts, clear English definitions, and the full range of meanings and usages in the sources. It is organized alphabetically by actual form but includes also reference to a word's root, with abundant cross-references. Complete in one volume, in original largeprint format, sturdy binding, and with an index of Scriptural quotations, it is the most comprehensive single-volume dictionary available for reading early Jewish texts.

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Excellent source for knowing the rabbinical Hebrew

User Review  - Edsonffco - Christianbook.com

The book by Marcus Jastrow is a classic dictionary, being an indispensable source for knowledge on the rabbinical Hebrew and on the rabbinical Aramaic. Jastrow's work complements the dictionaries by Michael Sokoloff on the Jewish Babylonian Aramaic and on the Jewish Palestinian Aramaic. Read full review

User Review  - Florence Wiggins - Christianbook.com

I haven't used this dictionary as of yet but I received it at an excellent price and will use it in the future since I will be going to Bible School until God calls me home to be with Him.Thank you again. Read full review

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About the author (1943)

Marcus Jastrow (1829-1903) was an eminent Talmud scholar, professor of religious philosophy, Jewish history, and biblical exegesis at Maimonides College, and rabbi of Congregation Rodef Shalom, both in Philadelphia.

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