Social Theory folks might be interested in NYTimes blog conversation on publication (& mass popularity) of Hobbes' Leviathan in Hebrew....
November 15, 2009, 7:00 pmHobbes in Hebrew: The Religion Question
By THE EDITORS
Of all the universally read works of political philosophy, why has it taken so long to translate all of “Leviathan” into Hebrew? In addition to the significance of the full translation to Hebrew and Israeli scholarship, what more can scholars in the rest of the world learn about “Leviathan,” written in 1660?
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