In A History of the Hebrew Language Angel Saenz Badillos provides the most comprehensive history of the Hebrew language to date. Spreading the scope of his research and story wide, Badillos gives a full scale, breathtaking comprehensive and historical analysis of the northwest Semitic sources, including the poetry and prose of the Hebrew Bible, post-exilic literature, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Medieval Rabbis and, on down to modern Israeli society. For serious students of the Hebrew language, or for historians focused on the biblical period, this work is indispensable for understanding the contribution to language Hebrew has made. It is also critical for understanding the Hebrew mind, and how Jewish culture has developed throughout the centuries.
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