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Hebrew studies
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1. Definition

Research in the Hebrew language was front and center of Hebrew studies (Jewish languages). This was primarily pursued within Judaism (see 2, below), but from the Renaissance on, engagement with Jewish literature also increased in Christendom (see  3, below). Sometimes, Hebrew studies was accorded the status of a learned discipline, usually under the aegis of a faculty of theology, which were established in European universities in the second half of the 16th century.

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Riemer, Nathanael, “Hebrew studies”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020760>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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