Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1992 - Foreign Language Study - 453 pages
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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. According to Page Kelley, his book is "designed not so much for seasoned travelers as for those who are just starting out on a strange and wonderful journey."

The book consists of thirty-one lessons arranged as follows: the nonverbal aspects of the language (lessons 1-10); the verb forms and their functions, with special attention to the strong verbs (lessons 11-20); the coordinate relationship of verbs, a topic alluded to but seldom developed in other grammars (lesson 21); and a comprehensive introduction to each of the ten classes of weak verbs (lessons 22-31). The grammar is accompanied by eleven complete verb charts, an extensive vocabulary list, a glossary of grammatical terms, and a subject index.

Kelley employs a method that one reviewer has described as a cross between a straight presentation of grammatical principles and rules and a semi-inductive presentation of concepts through the exercises. Each lesson first presents new grammatical concepts, with biblical examples, and then provides reinforcing exercises that Kelley has judiciously selected from the biblical text (the exercises do not presuppose vocabulary and grammar not already covered).

Deriving from the author's forty years of experience in teaching Biblical Hebrew to seminary students, and enthusiastically employed in its developing stages by instructors at a variety of colleges and seminaries, Kelley's Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar promises to be an excellent teaching tool with high potential as a textbook. Kelly has designed it for use in either a one-semester or a two-semester course.
  

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User Review  - JDHomrighausen - LibraryThing

After over a year with this book, I am glad to say I've finished it! Advantages of Kelley's book: I love how he combed through the Bible and found actual verses for the exercises in each chapter. It ... Read full review

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It gets down to the brass tacks. Plenty of excersices to reinforce what you are learning. Read full review

Contents

I
xv
III
xviii
IV
ii
V
i
VI
ii
VII
12
VIII
13
IX
14
LXXIV
160
LXXV
164
LXXVI
165
LXXVII
168
LXXVIII
169
LXXIX
170
LXXX
171
LXXXI
172

X
15
XI
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XII
17
XIII
18
XV
19
XVI
21
XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
28
XXII
31
XXIII
33
XXIV
35
XXV
36
XXVI
37
XXVII
40
XXVIII
42
XXIX
43
XXX
45
XXXI
46
XXXII
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XXXIII
51
XXXIV
52
XXXV
54
XXXVI
56
XXXVII
57
XXXVIII
58
XXXIX
65
XL
67
XLI
68
XLII
71
XLIII
76
XLIV
79
XLV
80
XLVI
83
XLVII
85
XLVIII
87
XLIX
88
L
89
LI
93
LII
94
LIII
96
LIV
101
LV
107
LVI
108
LVII
113
LVIII
117
LIX
121
LX
126
LXI
127
LXII
129
LXIII
131
LXIV
132
LXV
137
LXVI
138
LXVII
145
LXVIII
146
LXIX
147
LXX
148
LXXI
152
LXXII
153
LXXIII
156
LXXXII
173
LXXXIV
174
LXXXV
178
LXXXVI
179
LXXXVII
184
LXXXVIII
186
LXXXIX
192
XC
193
XCI
198
XCII
202
XCIII
203
XCIV
208
XCV
209
XCVI
210
XCVII
216
XCVIII
221
XCIX
222
C
223
CI
229
CII
236
CIII
237
CIV
240
CV
242
CVI
249
CVII
250
CVIII
255
CIX
262
CX
263
CXI
267
CXII
274
CXIII
275
CXIV
280
CXV
285
CXVI
286
CXVII
293
CXVIII
300
CXIX
301
CXX
308
CXXI
315
CXXII
316
CXXIII
328
CXXIV
337
CXXV
338
CXXVI
346
CXXVII
356
CXXVIII
357
CXXIX
364
CXXX
373
CXXXI
400
CXXXII
402
CXXXIII
404
CXXXIV
406
CXXXV
408
CXXXVI
410
CXXXVII
412
CXXXVIII
414
CXXXIX
416
CXL
420
CXLI
422
CXLII
424
CXLIII
448
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(1924-1997) Former professor emeritus of Old Testament at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

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