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8vo. Xiii, 236 pages. Frontispiece. First edition. Katsh's own copy, with his bookplate. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew philology. CONTENTS: Dedicatory preface. --Introduction: Abraham L. [i. E. I. ] Katsh in medias res. --Education and methodology: Hebraic studies in American colleges and universities, with special reference to New York University, by D. Rudavsky. Manuscript materials on the teaching of Hebrew in Egyptian schools of the Alliance israe´lite universelle, by J. Landau. The functional and descriptive teaching of Hebrew in secondary schools in Israel, by R. Nir. A new approach to the Hebrew lexical problem, by C. T. Fritsch and R. D. Winter. --Linguistic problems: -aban gala^lu, by R. A. Bowman. Consecutive constructions in the IQ sectarian scrolls, by S. J. Devries. The site of the battle of Deborah, by M. Kochavi. A survey of hermeneutical literature, by J. L. Mihelic. The problem of Ezekiel today: a study in methodology, by W. A. Irwin. --Appendix: Hebraic foundations of American democracy, by A. I. Katsh. Laid in are seven programs for the 1981 Abraham I. Katsh Prize, and photocopies of two pages of the book Bible Bibliography 1967-1973: Old Testament. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Very good condition. (Katsh-1-3) xx.

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