- 1A scholar of the Hebrew language.More example sentences
- And Gill was probably the greatest Hebraist of the 18th century (before the rise of ‘higher criticism’) and staunchly defended biblical inerrancy, and only very rarely pointed out textual problems.
- Likewise modern scholarship has translated Matthew back to Hebrew and discovered puns there which disappear in Greek (I'm no Hebraist, so don't ask me).
- 1.1A student or adherent of the Jewish religion, culture, or character.More example sentences
- He was a professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he had a German Ph.D., he was a committed Zionist and Hebraist, and he was ritually observant.
- He gained a reputation as a literary critic, historian, and ardent Hebraist.
- We also have, in the middle ages, the phenomenon of ‘Christian Hebraists.’
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