A review and reference grammar for Biblical Hebrew

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McMaster University Press, 1998 - Foreign Language Study - 464 pages
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Contents

THE ALPHABET
3
THE VOWELS
11
OTHER MATTERS REGARDING THE SCRIPT
21
Distinguishing Dagesh Forte from Dagesh Lene 4 Other Kinds of Dagesh Forte 5 Raphe
22
Mappiq 7 Maqqef 8 Silent Simple Sheva
23
Quiescent Letters X n and 1
24
Stress 11 Meteg
26
GUTTURAL CONSONANTS
27
Nouns with Dual Endings
165
ConstructAbsolute Relationship
166
Definite Direct Object Marker
167
THE DEFINITE ARTICLE
169
PREPOSITIONS
173
CONJUNCTIONS
179
ADVERBS AND ADVERBIAL EXPRESSIONS
185
THE ADJECTIVE DEGREES OF COMPARISON
197

SYLLABLES
31
SURVEY OF THE BIBLICAL HEBREW LANGUAGE
39
SURVEY OF THE HEBREW VERB
43
Fientivity and Stativeness
45
Inflected Verb Forms
46
Strong and Weak Verbs
50
Irregular Verbs
51
Conclusion
53
THE STRONG VERB QAL PERFECT
55
THE STRONG VERB QAL IMPERFECT
59
THE STRONG VERB QAL JUSSIVE AND COHORTATIVE
61
THE STRONG VERB QAL IMPERATIVE
65
THE STRONG VERB QAL INFINITIVES
69
THE STRONG VERB QAL PARTICIPLES AND VERBAL ADJECTIVES
77
THE STRONG VERB SUMMARY OF THE QAL THEME
85
THE STRONG VERB NIFAL THEME
89
THE STRONG VERB PPEL THEME
95
THE STRONG VERB PUAL THEME
101
THE STRONG VERB HITHPAEL THEME
105
THE STRONG VERB HIFIL THEME
111
THE STRONG VERB HOFAL THEME
115
THE STRONG VERB SYNOPSIS
119
STATIVE VERBS
121
THE VERB VAV CONSECUTIVE
129
NOMINAL SENTENCES AND CLAUSES
135
WORD ORDER
141
Verbless or Noun Sentences
143
PRONOUNS
145
Demonstrative Pronouns
146
Relative Particle ItfX
148
NOUNS
151
Classes of Nouns
154
Segolate Nouns
156
Nouns with Unchangeable Vowels
158
Bisyllabic Nouns with Two Changeable Vowels
159
Bisyllabic Nouns with One Changeable Vowel in the Penult
160
Bisyllabic Nouns with One Changeable Vowel in the Ultima
161
Monosyllabic Nouns Which Do Not Double the Second Consonant and Which Have a Changeable Vowel
163
Irregular Nouns
164
QUESTIONS
203
EXPRESSION OF EXISTENCE AND POSSESSION
209
KETHIB AND QERE
219
NUMBERS
227
PART II
233
PRONOMINAL SUFFIXES
235
Suffixes Attached to Prepositions
237
Suffixes Attached to Nouns
244
Suffixes Attached to Verbs
263
FURTHER SYNTAX
285
Verb Sequences
286
Examples of Verb Sequences
288
Disjunctive Vav
297
Emphasis
298
Moods and Voices
306
Negation
307
Reflexive Constructions
308
Types of Clauses
309
Idiomatic use of the Verb Vn
334
Hendiadys
335
LITERARY TYPES
337
PARSING
339
READING AND TRANSLATING THE HEBREW BIBLE
347
Resources for Translation
354
A Suggested Process for Translation
359
THE PE GUTTURAL VERB
366
THE PE ALEF VERB
373
THE A YIN GUTTURAL VERB
375
THE LAMED GUTTURAL VERB
380
THE LAMED HE VERB
385
THE LAMED ALEF VERB
389
THE PE NUN VERB
393
THE PE YOD AND PE VAV VERB
399
THE A YIN YOD AND A YIN VAV VERB
409
THE DOUBLE A YIN VERB
419
DOUBLY WEAK VERBS
425
IRREGULAR VERBS
459
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