Israel Oriental Studies, Vol. 19: Compilation and Creation in Adab and Luga in Memory of N. Kinberg
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This book is part of the annual publication of the Dept. of Oriental Studies at Tel Aviv University. However, instead of being devotee towards a study of the ancient Near East, Judaism, or Hebrew, as one might expect, this publication focuses entirely upon classical Arabic studies. This book, the volume for 1999, is a collection of essays, as the title indicates, in memory of Naphtali Kinberg. Actual themes and chapter foci are on: the Islamic Ka'aba; love, humor and creativity in the Qur'an; the language of the Qur'an; and the relation of Qur'anic Arabic to Medieval Hebrew and other Near Eastern languages and cultures. The entire book is highly technical and academic. Several chapters are written entirely in French or in Classical Arabic. Only selected chapters are in English. This book is not for the general reader, it is ONLY for the specialist in Classical Arabic or Islamic studies and IT WOULD BE OF VERY LITTLE USE TO BIBLICAL OR HEBREW SCHOLARS.