Dikduk Ha-? Arvit-Ha-Yehudit Shel Yeme Ha-Benayim = a Grammar of Mediaeval Judaeo-Arabic
Jerusalem; Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, 1961. Item #33024
Original Cloth. 8vo. 295, X pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with added title page and table of contents in English. Grammar of Judeo-Arabic of the Middle-Ages, a study of morphology, syntax, spelling and pronunciation, and the Hebrew elements of Judeo-Arabic. Written by Joshua Blau “scholar of biblical Hebrew grammar, Middle Arabic, and Genizah manuscripts. Born in Cluj, Transylvania, Blau studied in the Jewish Gymnasium in Budapest and Baden. He had barely spent a year in Jewish studies at the Rabbinical Seminary and Semitic languages at the University of Vienna when he had to flee the country in 1938 after its occupation by the Nazis. He immigrated to Palestine with his parents, where he continued his academic studies in Hebrew, Bible, and Arabic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (M. A. , 1942) . In 1948 he presented his dissertation on The Grammar of Judeo-Arabic, but was only awarded a Ph. D. Two years later, after the War of Independence, during which he served in the army and took part in battles in Jerusalem. ” (EJ 2008) . Subjects: Judeo-Arabic language - Grammar. Jacket worn at edges, with small tear on back; light wear to outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-47-1).