Beginning Biblical Hebrew

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Eisenbrauns, 2003 - Religion - 351 pages
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Achieving the right balance of amount of information, style of presentation, and depth of instruction in first-year grammars is no easy task. But Mark Futato has produced a grammar that, after years of testing in a number of institutions, will please many, with its concise, clear, and well-thought-out presentation of Biblical Hebrew. Because the teaching of biblical languages is in decline in many seminaries and universities, Futato takes pains to measure the amount of information presented in each chapter in a way that makes the quantity digestible, without sacrificing information that is important to retain. The book includes exercises that are drawn largely from the Hebrew Bible itself.
  

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Contents

1 THE ALPHABET
1
2 THE VOWELS
7
3 SYLLABLES SHEVA MAND STRONG DAGESH
13
BASIC FORMS
18
5 PRONOUNS AND THE DEFINITE ARTICLE
24
QAL PERFECT
29
7 SENTENCES WITH VERBS
36
VOWEL CHANGES
42
QAL VOLITIVES
148
HOLLOW VERBS
156
VAVRELATIVE
162
TEMPORAL AND INTERROGATIVE
169
WEAK ROOTS
182
30 NUMBERS AND SURPRISE
188
STRONG ROOTS
194
GUTTURAL AND I NUN
201

9 PREPOSITIONS AND VAV CONJUNCTION
49
10 THE ADJECTIVE
56
QAL IMPERFECT
63
SINGULAR
68
PLURAL
75
WEAK ROOTS
81
I NUN AND III HEY
88
16 POSSESSIVE SUFFIXES ON SINGULAR NOUNS
95
17 DEMONSTRATIVE AND RELATIVE PRONOUNS
102
I YOD AND I ALEF
108
19 POSSESSIVE SUFFIXES ON PLURAL NOUNS
114
QAL INFINITIVES
120
QAL ACTIVE PARTICIPLE
128
22 PRONOUN SUFFIXES ON PREPOSITIONS
135
23 THERE IS NOT AND HAVE NOT
142
I YOD
207
III HEY AND HOLLOW
214
35 MORE ON PRONOUN SUFFIXES
220
STRONG ROOTS
225
WEAK ROOTS
232
QAL PUAL AND HOPHAL
237
THE HITHPAEL
243
GEMINATE ROOTS
249
PARADIGMS
253
VOCABULARY
282
ANSWERS TO PRACTICE DRILLS
291
INDEX OF TOPICS
352
INDEX OF HEBREW TERMS
356
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About the author (2003)

Futato is Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando campus. He has an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Semitic Languages and Literature, The Catholic University of America.

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