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What does the superscription עַל־מוּת לַבֵּן in Tehilim 9 mean?

The metzudos learns like the ibn ezra there who interprets it as "upon the death of Laben", who was an enemy of the Jews or of David.
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What does the superscription עַל־מוּת לַבֵּן in Tehilim 9 mean?

According to Rabbi Ahron Marcus in his book on the evolution of Hebrew, Barzilai, pp. 269-270, "על-מות" refers to the soprano of a choir, i.e., the highest pitch. "בן" refers to ...
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רָקִיאַע or רָקִיַע

There is an unusual lack of evidence for either opinion, but the fact that this grammatical rule exists at all is indicative of the answer. The four guttural letters in their original pronunciation—א, ...
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How could different pronunciations arise when we are obligated to pronounce the Shema precisely?

The answer is very, very slowly. The first Ashkenazim were just exiled from the Kingdom of Judaea. They knew the pronunciation of their first language perfectly, and that's what they taught their ...
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How would rabbinic law be derived from a Sefer Torah written in another language?

Ralbag's (radical) opinion is that even the 13 middos shehatorah nidreshes bahen are no more than ramazim and asmachtaos but not actual derivations based on the Torah. That would provide a neat ...
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What is the "language of Canaan" in Yeshayahu 19:18?

Hebrew was indigenous to Canaan even prior to Avraham arriving there (whose native language was Aramaic) and is therefore associated with Canaan. See Ramban to Bereishis 45:12
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What is the "language of Canaan" in Yeshayahu 19:18?

In the entry "Canaanite and Hebrew" in the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, we have In the Bible, Hebrew is once referred to as שְׂפַ֣ת כְּנַ֔עַן śəp̄at kənaʿan ‘the language ...
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