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A Grammar of the Hebrew Tongue

Judah Monis
Boston, 1735
This is the first Hebrew grammar printed in America. Monis, likely to have been born in Italy in 1683, came to Boston about 1720. He was the first instructor in Hebrew at Harvard College where it was then a required language. The grammar was dedicated to the Governor of the colony of Massachusetts Bay and to the President and Overseers of Harvard College. This copy is from the library of Ezra Stiles, 7th president of Yale College, and has his signature on the top right-hand side of the title page.





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Yale University Library
Nanette Stahl, Judaica Curator
and Judy A. Schiff, Chief Research Archivist,
Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library
All contents copyright (C) 1995
Yale University Library
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