Friday, July 24, 2009


This excerpt from a 1754 collection of hymns for the Brethren's Church is interesting, because the hymn called uses the Hebrew for sabbath, שבת, but it does so using the German Jewish pronunciation shabbas, not commonly seen in Latin script.

Here is the whole hymn.

And an interesting comment in a letter to an 1814 issue of the Classical Journal:

(You can read the whole letter here.)

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