Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar

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D. Appleton & Company, 1846 - Hebrew language - 409 pages
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User Review  - KirkLowery - LibraryThing

Even though dated, it is still the most comprehensive reference grammar out there. Unfortunately, it is rooted in mid-19th century philology and understanding of language. Definitely time for a new one. Read full review

User Review  - Joel Hamme - Christianbook.com

This is a superb reference grammar, and a classic by one of the luminaries in Hebrew Grammar from the 19th century. It is the old standard that has been replaced by Jouon and Muraoka. Gesenius does ... Read full review

Contents

Of the VowelSigns
38
Character and Walue of the several Vowels
42
Of the HalfVowels and the SyllableDivider Shva
48
Signs which affect the Reading of Consonants
50
Daghesh Lene
51
Mappiq and Raphe
52
Of the Accents ibid
53
Mappiq and Methegh
55
Qri and Kthibh
56
Changes of Consonants
57
Doubling of Consonants
59
Aspiration and the Removal of it by Daghesh Lene
61
Peculiarities of the Gutturals
62
Of the Feebleness of the Breathings N and n
65
Changes of the Feeble Letters and
67
Unchangeable Vowels
69
Of Syllables and their Influence on the Quantity of Vowels
70
Changes of Vowels especially in Respect to their Quantity
73
Rise of New Wowels and Syllables
77
Of the Tone Changes of the Tone and of the Pause
78
Of ForMs AND INFLExions or of the PARTs of Speech Section Page 30 Of the StemWords and Roots Biliterals Triliterals Quadrili terals
81
Of Grammatical Structure
85
Of the Pronoun 32 Of the Personal or Separate Pronoun
86
Suſſix Pronoun 34 The Demonstrative Pronoun 35 The Article
90
The Relative Pronoun
92
The Interrogative and Indefinite Pronouns Chapter II Of the Verb 3841 General View
93
Of the Regular Verb
97
In General A Of the GroundForm or Kal 43 Its Form and Signification ibid
98
Preterite of Kal and its Inflexion
99
Of the Infinitive
101
Of the Imperative
102
Of the Future and its Inflexion
103
Lengthening and Shortening of the Future and Imperative sive and Cohortative Forms
105
b Preterite and Future with Wav Conversive
107
Of the Participle
109
B Derived Conjugations 50 Niphal
110
Piel and Pual
112
Hiphil and Hophal
114
Hithpael
117
Unusual Conjugations
118
Quadriliterals
120
In General ibid 57 The Suffix of the Verb
121
The Preterite with Pronominal Suffixes
123
Future with Pronominal Suffixes
125
Of the Noun
154
Nouns derived from the Irregular Verb
162
90
168
Section Page 95 Numerals I Cardinal Numbers
189
Numerals II Ordinal Numbers
192
Use of the Genders
205
Of the Plural and of Collective Nouns
208
Use of the Article
211
Ditto
213
Ditto
214
The Substantive with the Adjective
215
Of Apposition
216
Of the Genitive ibid
217
Expression of the Genitive by Circumlocution
218
Farther Use of the Construct State
219
Expression of the other Cases
220
Use of the Accusative
221
Modes of expressing the Comparative and Superlative
222
Syntax of the Numerals
223
Use of the Personal Pronoun
225
Of the Demonstrative and Interrogative Pronouns
228
Relative Pronoun and Relative Clauses
229
Mode of expressing those Pronouns for which the Hebrew has no Proper Forms
231
Use of the Tenses in General
232
The use of the Preterite
233
126
236
Use of the Lengthened and Shortened Future Cohortative and Jussive
239
126b Use of the Future with Wav Conversive
240
127
242
Use of the Infinitive Absolute
243
Infinitive Construct
246
Connexion of the Infinitive Construct with Subject and Object
247
Use of the Participle
249
132
250
Expression of the Optative
251
Persons of the Werb ibid 135 Verbs with the Accusative
253
Verbs with two Accusatives
255
Verbs with Prepositions
256
139
257
Construction of Passive Werbs
259
Connexion of the Subject with the Predicate 141 Manner of expressing the Copula
261
Arrangement of Words in a Sentence Case Absolute
262
Relation of the Subject and Predicate in respect to Gender and Number
263
Ditto
265
145
266
Chapter W Use of the Particles 146 In General e
267
Of the Adverbs
268
Construction of Adverbs
270
Of Interrogative Words and Sentences
272
Of the Prepositions
274
Of the Conjunctions
279
153
283
154
317
Infinitive Imperative and Participle with Suffixes ibid
60

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