COMPLETE The Jewish Encyclopedia was an encyclopedia originally published in 1902 by Funk and Wagnalls. It contained over 15,000 articles in 12 volumes on the history and then-current state of Judaism and the Jews as of 1901. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN THIS SET FOR AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE YOU'LL SEE ELSEWHERE! The scholarly style of the Jewish Encyclopedia is very much in the mode of Wissenschaft des Judentums studies, an approach to Jewish scholarship and religion that flourished in 19th century Germany; indeed, the Encyclopedia may be regarded as the culmination of this movement (Levy 2002), anticipating the movement's ultimate dispersion in the 20th century to Jewish Studies departments in the United States and Israel.The scholarly authorities cited in the Encyclopediabesides the classical and medieval exegetesare almost uniformly Wissenschaft personalities such as Leopold Zunz, Moritz Steinschneider, Solomon Schechter, Wilhelm Bacher, J. Rapoport, David Zvi Hoffman, Heinrich Graetz, etc. This particular scholarly style can be seen in the Jewish Encyclopedia's almost obsessive attention to manuscript discovery, manuscript editing and publication, manuscript comparison, manuscript dating, and so on; these endeavors were among the foremost interests of Wissenschaft scholarship. The Jewish Encyclopedia is an English language work, but the vast majority of the encyclopedia's contemporary sources are German languag sources, since this was the mother tongue of the Wissenschaft scholars and the lingua franca of scholarship in general in that period. Of the works cited which are not Germanusually the more classical worksthe large part are either Hebrew or Arabic. The only heavily cited English-language source of contemporary scholarship is Solomon Schechter's publications in the Jewish Quarterly Review. The significance of the work's publication in English rather than German or Hebrew is captured by Harry Wolfson writing in 1926 (Schwarz 1965): About twenty-five years ago, there was no greater desert, as far as Jewish life and learning, than the English-speaking countries, and English of all languages was the least serviceable for such a Jewish work of reference. To contemporary European reviewers of the Jewish Encyclopedia, the undertaking seemed then like an effort wasted on half-clad Zulus in South Africa and Jewish tailors in New York.
Those who were then really in need of such a work and could benefit thereby would have been better served if it were put out in Hebrew, German or Russian. Harry Wolfson However, the editors and authors of the Jewish Encyclopedia proved quite prescient in their choice of language, since within that same span of 25 years, English rose to become the dominant language among Jews worldwide and of academic Jewish scholarship. Wolfson continues that if a Jewish Encyclopedia in a modern language were planned for the first time i.
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