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Bibil Identifier bibil:210379
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Do Israelis Understand the Hebrew Bible?
Author Zuckermann, Gilʿad
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 6, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-7 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Hebrew Bible should be taught like a foreign language in Israel too, argues Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, inter alia endorsing Avraham Ahuvia’s recently-launched translation of the Old Testament into what Zuckermann calls high-register ‘Israeli’. According to Zuckermann, Tanakh RAM fulfills the mission of ‘red ’el ha‘am’ not only in its Hebrew meaning (Go down to the people) but also – more importantly – in its Yiddish meaning (‘red’ meaning ‘speak!’, as opposed to its colorful communist sense). Ahuvia’s translation is most useful and dignified. Given its high register, however, Zuckermann predicts that the future promises consequent translations into more colloquial forms of Israeli, a beautifully multi-layered and intricately multi-sourced language, of which to be proud.
DOI 10.2104/bc100006
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation : Modern Translations : Hebrew (Modern)
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