By Edward Horowitz Illustrated by: Paul Sharon (341 Pages)Publisher: Ktav, 1997
Time was, many thousands of years ago, when Hebrew, in its most ancient form, did not have more than two or three hundred words. But since that long. long ago time, Hebrew has grown mightily, to become one of the great modern languages of the world. The story of it's growth from a mere handful of words to its present rich estate is colorful and dramatic. It has never before been told. In How the Hebrew Language Grew the story of the growth of the Hebrew language is written with clarity, charm and distinction.
All the greatness, the magic, and the splendor of the Hebrew people and their ethical genius is reflected in the words they used in telling the story of their lives and their deeds; to tell how they believed man ought to walk in love and fear of the one invisible God.
As a text for the study of Hebrew, How the Hebrew Language Grew is unexcelled. Almost any and every question that can occur to an intelligent student about the Hebrew language - it's growth, development or structure - is raised and answered here. It is answered so clearly and simply that a child can understand it, and yet on so high a level that adults too will be fascinated.