Title Hebraische Grammatik. Neu bearbeitet und herausgegeben von E. Rodiger
Binding Bound tan cloth spine with soiled & faded gilt let
Book Condition worn through paper at all edges, fore-edges of covers chewed or worn down, worn through cloth at bottom of spine.
Location Published LEIPZIG, GERMANY
Book Number 17270
GESENIUS, WILHELM. Hebraische Grammatik. Neu bearbeitet und herausgegeben von E. Rodiger...[2 lines] Zwanzigste verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Mit einer Schrifttafel. Leipzig, F.C.W. Vogel. 1866. [at top of title:] Wilhelm Gesenius'. Octavo Bound tan cloth spine with soiled & faded gilt lettering, light purple and black streaked paper over boards, worn through paper at all edges, fore-edges of covers chewed or worn down, worn through cloth at bottom of spine. Pagination: (1) blank, (1) series title, (1) title, (1) translations, [V]-VI Vorrede des Herausgebers, [VII]-X Inhalt, 1-308, -331 Paradigmen, -342 Register. Series title: "Wilhelm Gesenius' hebraisches Elementarbuch. Erster Theil. Hebraische Grammatik... Wilhelm Gesenius (1786-1842) German Protestant Hebraist; professor at Halle. "Gesenius was the pioneer of a new era of Hebrew philology. On the basis of the great Dutch Orientalists of the eighteenth century, he divorced Hebrew linguistics from dogmatic theology, and placed the subject on the level of other linguistic sciences by a systematic comparison of cognate languages and a strictly rational method. As a lecturer he was no less influential than as an author. He was a born teacher, and knew how to make the driest subjects fascinating in their interest. Exactness of method, absorption in details, sobriety of judgment, clear presentation, and practicality were his chief characteristics. He was a student of linguistics rather than theology, and his attention was devoted to details rather than generalizations, even in the realm of Hebrew grammar."--R. Kraetzschmar in New Schaff-Herzog Ency. Rel. Knowl. IV:478.