A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew
A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew presents two distinct, but related courses geared mainly toward seminary students, designed to turn out intelligent users of the Hebrew Bible. The first part provides a four week intensive course leading to a lexical knowledge of biblical Hebrew. Its goal is to teach the necessary linguistic tools to enable students to gain a basic grasp of the nature and structure of political Hebrew, to use the Hebrew lexicon and concordance to be able to exercise some control over translations, to develop a basic vocabulary of words significant for biblical thought, to understand the peculiar problems of the Hebrew text and its transmission, and to use scholarly commentaries with understanding. The second part provides a full course in grammar and reading by focusing on the Elijah narratives in 1 Kings 17-19 which contain examples of nearly all the elements needed for a sound knowledge of biblical Hebrew. A major portion of the second part gives a full summary of Hebrew grammar and extensive notes on Hebrew syntax providing a basic reference for any reading of the Hebrew Bible.
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The Qal Perfect
Finding the Root
The Hebrew Text
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accent adjective Aramaic assimilated AYIN Ba'al basic Biblical Hebrew clause composite seva consecutive perfect consonants Continuing Biblical Hebrew dages forte declension pattern definite article Deuteronomy dual Elijah express gender and number Genesis Gesenius-Kautzsch GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX Grammar of Biblical Hebrew Bible Hebrew Grammar Hebrew Syntax hip'il hitpa'el hop'al imperative imperfect forms infinitive absolute infinitive construct inflection inseparable prepositions intensive-repetitive stems Introduction to Biblical Isaiah jussive Kings Masoretic matres lectionis middle hollow verbs nip'al nominal forms Note the following Notes on Hebrew NRSV open syllable participle Pausal forms perfect and imperfect pi'el POINTS OF GRAMMAR prefix preformatives prep prepositions pron pronominal suffixes pronouns Psalm pu'al qal imperfect qal perf qere radical Semitic Semitic languages short vowel simple strong verb Summary of Hebrew thematic vowel third masculine singular tone long vowels translated Ugaritic usually verbal VOCABULARY vocal seva weak letters Yahveh