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(The Leipzig Glossary, composed toward the end of the thir...)
The Leipzig Glossary, composed toward the end of the thirteenth century in the Norman capital of Rouen, is a complete glossary of the entire Hebrew Bible, accompanied by translations of the words of the biblical text into Old French and by numerous rabbinic interpretations. When the Jews were expelled from France in the early fourteenth century, the book was carried to the German-speaking region of southern Alsace, and translations into Middle High German were added in the margins. The parallel appearance of Hebrew, Old French, and Middle High German equivalents, the latter two given both in the original vocalized Hebrew characters and in Latin transliteration.
Menachem Banitt studied at Columbia University, where he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Menachem Banitt was known for his analysis of Rashi"s occasional translation of words and phrases from Hebrew or Aramaic into Old French, written phonetically in Hebrew letters.
(The Leipzig Glossary, composed toward the end of the thir...)1995
Menachem Banitt was a widower and had 3 sons.