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Scandinavia
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Jews were not permitted to settle in the Scandinavian countries prior to the 18th century, although knowledge of Hebrew had been introduced there during the Reformation, which had marked the beginning of the inclusion of the holy languages, i.e., Hebrew and Greek, in academic curricula at universities in the Protestant countries. The first universities in Scandinavia were established in Uppsala (1477), Dorpat-Tartu (1632), Åbo-Turku (1640), Lund (1666), and Greifswald (1456) in the Swedish Empir…

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Harviainen, Tapani, “Scandinavia”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 20 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000342>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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