An introduction to classical Hebrew

Author: Donald R. Vance

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9780391042001

Category: Architecture

Page: 426

View: 1496

This useful grammar introduces undergraduate and graduate students to the essentials of classical Hebrew. The author first establishes a foundation for study with descriptions of the basics of the Hebrew writing system, often an initial stumbling block for students, and discusses both historical and modern Israeli pronunciations. He moves on to morphology and syntax, and describes the simple and regular elements of the language and then proceeds to the complex and irregular elements. Through the lessons outlined in the text, the reader will translate the book of Ruth, as well as other biblical and nonbiblical texts, to learn skills in reading both the entire Hebrew Bible and the later sixth-century Hebrew material, such as the Lachish Letter. Study of this later material will provide the student with an introduction to Hebrew poetry and inscriptions. Accomplished students of this text will be prepared to progress to advanced study of Hebrew grammar and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible.

Biblical Hebrew

An Introductory Grammar

Author: Page H. Kelley

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802805980

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 453

View: 5768

Comprehensive in scope, this carefully crafted introductory grammar of Biblical Hebrew offers easy-to-understand explanations, numerous Biblical illustrations, and a wide range of imaginative, Biblically based exercises. "Thorough, full of clear, imaginative, and ample exercises. . . ".--Walter Harrelson, Vanderbilt Divinity School.

The Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Author: Robert Platzner,Stephen Harris

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education


Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 8278

Designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Hebrew Bible, this text has two goals: to acquaint readers with the content and major themes of the biblical documents, and to introduce them to issues in biblical scholarship. Pedagogically rich and reader-friendly, this text was designed for conventional introductory courses using historical-critical methodology, and will also be useful in courses studying the Bible as literature, or as a reference text in the study of ancient religion.

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

Author: Thomas Oden Lambdin

Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd

ISBN: 9780232513691

Category: Hebrew language

Page: 345

View: 6812

This book is designed to cover one year's work in Hebrew leading up to a full understanding of the language. It has been used by the author with his students for many years and the published text is the result of testing and refining over these years.Every attempt has been made to make the grammar clear and simple. For example, all Hebrew words are transliterated, as well as being given in the original for the first three-quarters of the book. The grammatical discussion is made as unsophisticated as possible for it is the author's intention that this book should also be of use to those who study Hebrew without a teacher.

Classical Hebrew Poetry

A Guide to Its Techniques

Author: Wilfred G. E. Watson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567083883

Category: Religion

Page: 496

View: 2243

In spite of debatable issues, such as metre, we now know enough about classical Hebrew poetry to be able to understand how it was composed. This large-scale manual, rich in detail, exegesis and bibliography, provides guidelines for the analysis and appreciation of Hebrew verse. Topics include oral poetry, metre, parallelism and forms of the strophe and stanza. Sound patterns and imagery are also discussed. A lengthy chapter sets out a whole range of other poetic devices and the book closes with a set of worked examples of Hebrew poetry. Throughout, other ancient Semitic verse has been used for comparison and the principles of modern literary criticism have been applied.

A Handbook to Biblical Hebrew

An Introductory Grammar

Author: Page H. Kelley,Terry L. Burden,Timothy G. Crawford

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802808288

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 453

View: 8825

Written to facilitate study in Kelley's widely-used Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar, this handbook provides a complete answer key to the exercises in the grammar as well as practical helps, footnotes, word lists, test suggestions, and other supplementary material--all written to free up valuable class time and to aid individuals studying Hebrew on their own.

The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew

Author: Lily Kahn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317933311

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 2928

The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew provides a comprehensive introduction to Biblical Hebrew language and texts. Combining a fresh and innovative approach with an in-depth treatment of the language, it presents the essentials of biblical grammar and vocabulary in an engaging and systematic way. Unlike other Biblical Hebrew courses, it is structured around a series of vibrant and memorable stories, with each story reinforced by grammar explanations, supportive exercises, and a concluding genuine biblical text. This coherent focus encourages students to engage with the text actively and facilitate their mastery of the language to the full. Features include: Forty units covering all the topics expected in a first-year Biblical Hebrew course, including the Hebrew writing system, pointing rules, nouns and adjectives, parsing, mastery of strong and weak verb paradigms and full attention to syntax Clear and detailed grammar explanations supported by plentiful examples An extensive assortment of varied and stimulating exercises designed to reinforce new grammar and develop students’ ability to use Biblical Hebrew actively Incorporation of a wide range of genuine biblical texts to familiarise students with the main biblical narrative cycles and to equip them with the ability to read authentic material from the earliest stages of learning A free companion website ( offering a wealth of additional instructor and student resources, including many extra exercises and biblical texts, flashcards to test knowledge, a vocabulary guide listing words by part of speech, a full answer key, translations of all the stories and biblical texts, a sample syllabus, coursework assignments covering the entire contents of the course and audio recordings of the stories and biblical texts Coherent chapter organisation to consolidate and reinforce learning consistently at each step of the course Grammar summary, two-way glossary and subject index presented at the back of the book for easy access A user-friendly text design with original illustrations and clear presentation of the Hebrew script Written by an experienced instructor and extensively trialled at UCL, The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew will be an essential resource for all students beginning to learn Biblical Hebrew.

Rhetorical Analysis

An Introduction to Biblical Rhetoric

Author: Roland Meynet

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850758709

Category: Religion

Page: 386

View: 1565

The analysis of biblical rhetoric has been developed only in the last 250 years. The first half of this book outlines the history of the method known as rhetorical analysis in biblical studies, illustrated by numerous texts. The work of Lowth (who focused on 'parallelism'), Bengel (who drew attention to 'chiasmus'), Jebb and Boys (the method's real founders at the turn of the ninteenth century) and Lund (the chief exponent in the mid-twentieth century) are all discussed, as is the current full blooming of rhetorical analysis. The second half of the book is a systematic account of the method, testing it on Psalms 113 and 146, on the first two chapters of Amos, and many other texts, especially from Luke. Translated by Luc Racaut.

A Social History of Hebrew

Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

Author: William M. Schniedewind

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300199104

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 9457

More than simply a method of communication shared by a common people, the Hebrew language was always an integral part of the Jewish cultural system and, as such, tightly interwoven into the lives of the prophets, poets, scribes, and priests who used it. In this unique social history, William Schniedewind examines classical Hebrew from its origins in the second millennium BCE until the Rabbinic period, when the principles of Judaism as we know it today were formulated, to view the story of the Israelites through the lens of their language. Considering classical Hebrew from the standpoint of a writing system as opposed to vernacular speech, Schniedewind demonstrates how the Israelites’ long history of migration, war, exile, and other momentous events is reflected in Hebrew’s linguistic evolution. An excellent addition to the fields of biblical and Middle Eastern studies, this fascinating work brings linguistics and social history together for the first time to explore an ancient culture.

Reading Biblical Poetry

An Introductory Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664224394

Category: Religion

Page: 243

View: 5397

A companion to Reading Biblical Narrative provides a holistic introduction to biblical poetry, offering literary examples of how the poets of the bible created their works. Original.

Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew

A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible

Author: Miles V. Van Pelt,Gary Davis Pratico

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780310251576

Category: Bibles

Page: 237

View: 1731

This graded reader introduces the second-year Hebrew student to various types of biblical Hebrew literature and contains various notations to assist him or her in the further advancement of Hebrew translation and exegesis.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Second Edition

Author: John J. Collins

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451484364

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 2726

John J. Collins’ Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments. Collins proceeds through the canon of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, judiciously presenting the current state of historical, archaeological, and literary understanding of the biblical text, and engaging the student in questions of significance and interpretation for the contemporary world. The second edition has been revised where more recent scholarship indicates it, and is now presented in a refreshing new format.

Beginning Biblical Hebrew

A Grammar and Illustrated Reader

Author: John A. Cook,Robert D. Holmstedt

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801048869

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 9812

This innovative textbook by two leading experts in Biblical Hebrew combines the best of traditional grammars, new insights into Hebrew linguistics, and a creative pedagogical approach. The material has been field tested and refined for more than a decade by the authors, who are actively engaged in Biblical Hebrew discussions and research. The book includes fifty brief grammar lessons with accompanying workbook-style exercises, appendixes providing more detailed explanations, and a full-color reader--bound at the back of the book for right-to-left reading--that incorporates comics, line drawings, and numerous exercises, all in Hebrew. This work offers a realistic approach to beginning Hebrew, helping students comprehend texts without overloading them with too much information, and it can be adapted to either one-semester or full-year courses. An accompanying website through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources offers helpful resources for students and professors. Resources for students include flash cards and audio files. Resources for professors include sample quizzes, sample exams, sample lesson plans, vocabulary cards, and a full-color printed instructor's manual. Visit and click on the eSources banner.

Annotated Key to Lambdin's Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

Author: H. G. M. Williamson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850750459

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 944

Lambdin's Introduction to Biblical Hebrew has established itself as a standard textbook in colleges and universities as well as being frequently used by those who wish to teach themselves Biblical Hebrew. The lack of a key to the many exercises in the book has been widely regretted, but this lack is made good with the present publication. Having used Lambdin as a teaching aid for more than ten years, however, Williamson has become aware of some areas in which students still find difficulty. He has therefore supplemented his Key with many further comments and explanations drawn from his teaching experience with the aim of helping readers to a better understanding of both grammar and syntax.

A Textbook of Israeli Hebrew

Author: Haiim B. Rosén

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226726038

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 397

View: 1454

The aim of this book is to enable the student to read, write, and speak acceptable Israeli Hebrew and to understand less complex biblical Hebrew. A unique feature is the author's use of the principles of structural analysis. For students who are not acquainted with a language other than English, he elucidates those features of the language that are unfamiliar in the structure of English. The student is trained, from the first, to read "unvocalized" script as the native reader does, and "reading clues" (word and phrase patterns) are provided for this purpose. The work is organized into sections that can be worked through in an academic year—presentation of features, text samples, exercises, grammatical synopses, and individual and comprehensive glossaries. This text may be used by teachers without specialized training in linguistics. It can be used by self-teaching students as well as by those at college level, and it will valuable for immigrants to Israel.

An Introduction to the Study of Jeremiah

Author: C.L. Crouch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567665747

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7267

C. L. Crouch provides a clear and concise introduction to the complex text of Jeremiah. Readers are introduced to the diverse approaches to the book, with attention paid to the way that these approaches differ from but also relate to one another. After a brief introduction, Crouch addresses the formation of the book, especially in relation to its Hebrew and Greek versions; the theological interests of the book and the challenges posed by attempts to link these to an actual man 'Jeremiah'; and the relationship of Jeremiah to other biblical prophets. Crouch focuses clearly on method and on approaches to the text, as is the mark of this series. This makes the book especially useful for students in the quest to navigate the diverse body of scholarly literature that surrounds this troublesome biblical book.

A Hebrew Reader for Ruth

Author: Donald R. Vance

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1565637402

Category: Religion

Page: 85

View: 4423

"A Hebrew Reader for Ruth presents the complete Hebrew text of the book of Ruth, a verse-by-verse translation, and an analysis of every word, including its form, morphology, meaning, and syntax. Further, utilizing all of the standard reference grammars, Vance cites every discussion of Ruth found in them, usually including the discussion itself in quotation or in summary." "A Hebrew Reader for Ruth is intended for classroom and personal study. The book of Ruth makes an excellent first text for students of Classical Hebrew. First, it uses for the most part standard morphology, syntax, and vocabulary, including a number of feminine verb forms. Second, Ruth is an interesting and well-crafted story, whose character and plot development keep students interested, and introduces them to many of the techniques of biblical Hebrew narrative. Finally, Ruth is a manageable length, which realistically allows its use in a semester."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved