Lewis Glinert is professor of Hebrew studies at Dartmouth College, where he is also affiliated with the program in linguistics. His books include The Grammar of Modern Hebrew and, most recently, The Story of Hebrew (Princeton).
The Maccabean revolt wasn’t just about independence. It was a culture war between those who embraced “Greek wisdom” and those who believed in transcendent, divine knowledge.
“This now is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh” and other remarkable Hebraisms in the English tongue.