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linguist specializing in the Hebrew language

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sense Borges is a Christian kabbalist, a latter-day incarnation of Hebraists who used Jewish mysticism in syncretic form to break molds.
He came to despise traditional rabbinic methods of mystically interpreting the holy text such as gematria, the assignment of numerical value to the letters, the sort of thing that had fascinated an earlier generation of Christian Hebraists.
Their interest was not always benign, and the Christian Hebraists who questioned the rabbinic calculation of the calendar represent just one of the many fascinating ways in which Carlebach's study takes us deeper into the actual substance of Jewish-Christian relations.
In the century since its founding as a Zionist, Hebraist, and "Modern" Orthodox school under the guidance of Zev Gold, the move t0 the right which had begun at Torah Vodaath in the 1920s has been steady.
The author's notice in this regard is understandable, given that Tremillius's edition of the Old Testament established him as perhaps the foremost Hebraist of the sixteenth century, and that his Latin translation of the text was regarded for some time as the Protestant replacement for the Vulgate.
The 16th-century Hebraist Henry Ainsworth captured the strange mixture of reverence and confusion (tinged perhaps with a hint of anti-Semitism) Christian scholars felt before this Jewish exegetical tradition.
He traces it back to the encounter in the vicinity of Strasbourg between Bader and a former Catholic priest, Oswald Leber, who instructed him in the basic conceptions and calculations of the end of the world of the Jewish Cabbala and its reception by the Christian humanist Hebraist Johannes Reuchlin.
This is in no way of course to suggest that Shakespeare may himself have been an Hebraist.
16) In any case, valuable focus on the overall issue is provided by Egyptologist Jan Assmann's review of a 1685 treatise by John Spencer, a Cambridge Hebraist, on Moses and his epic enterprise.
See also Sidney Coulling, who claims that the poem "suggests, in the trader's flight from the Grecian coaster, the emergence of dutiful son and school inspector from insouciant dandy, of essayist and polemicist from poet, and, in some respects, of Hebraist from Hellenist" ("The Grave Tyrian," p.
Description of provenance research project taken from interview with then Hebraist of the Jewish Museum of Prague Library Andrea Braunova July 2002.
Contact between English Christians and Jews increased: the Hebraist John Lightfoot and the travel writer Thomas Coryat corresponded, for example, with the Venetian rabbi Leon Modena.
Although a brilliant Hebraist, Duncan was considered a poor teacher of elementary Hebrew, lacking the discipline and application necessary to keep order in his class.
The word was created, as are so many, by analogy, after the model of such earlier terms as Latinist, Hellenist or Hebraist.
Petrus Cunacus, another prominent Hebraist, found in the Bible "what Aristotle, Cicero, and the Stoics all lacked: a clear notion of social responsibility and communal justice.