Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation

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Society of Biblical Lit, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 276 pages
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Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation introduces elementary Hebrew with a focus on the skills needed for informed biblical exegesis. This innovative textbook, which combines the features of a traditional grammar with the insights of language education from applied linguistics, offers clear and concise discussions of grammatical concepts as well as guided exercises in reading and interpreting the Hebrew Bible. All words occurring more than 100 times in the Hebrew Bible are taught in descending order of frequency, and attention to grammatical clues reduces the need for rote memorization of paradigms. The integration of grammar and exegesis motivates students and makes this textbook well suited to seminary and undergraduate courses in which scholarly biblical exegesis is the primary goal of language acquisition.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1CONSONANTS
9
CHAPTER 2VOWELS
16
CHAPTER 3NOUNS AND PREPOSITIONS
24
CHAPTER 4WORD STUDIES
34
CHAPTER 5PRONOUNS AND DEMONSTRATIVES
41
CHAPTER 6QAL IMPERFECT PART I
48
CHAPTER 7QAL IMPERFECT PART II
58
CHAPTER 8OPENING THE HEBREW BIBLE
68
CHAPTER 21PIEL PERFECT
149
CHAPTER 23CONJUGATIONS OF WILL PART II
160
CHAPTER 24GENRE AND TRADITION
167
CHAPTER 25PARTICIPLES PART I
174
CHAPTER 27INFINITIVE CONSTRUCT
182
CHAPTER 28HEBREW NARRATIVE
189
CHAPTER 29INFINITIVE ABSOLUTE
194
CHAPTER 31HITPAEL
205

CHAPTER 9NOUNS IN CONSTRUCT
75
CHAPTER 10QAL PERFECT PART I
84
CHAPTER 12TEXTUAL CRITICISM
95
CHAPTER 13ADJECTIVES
105
CHAPTER 15VERB STEMS
115
CHAPTER 16TRANSLATION
121
CHAPTER 17HIPHIL IMPERFECT
127
CHAPTER 19HIPHIL PERFECT
137
CHAPTER 32HEBREW POETRY
211
CHAPTER 34GEMINATE VERBS
220
CHAPTER 35OATHS
226
APPENDIX AVERB CHART WORKSHEETS
237
APPENDIX DTRANSLITERATION
259
APPENDIX FSELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES
265
INDEX
271
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