A Modern Grammar for Classical Hebrew

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One of the few Hebrew grammar books written with the student in mind rather than the scholar, A Modern Grammar for Classical Hebrew focuses on pedagogy for the minister who needs to learn Hebrew. This book does a rapid overview of the essentials of grammar and then gets into the original text as students learn new material and review previously learned material. This textbook is geared toward being easily used in the classroom and easily ...

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Overview

One of the few Hebrew grammar books written with the student in mind rather than the scholar, A Modern Grammar for Classical Hebrew focuses on pedagogy for the minister who needs to learn Hebrew. This book does a rapid overview of the essentials of grammar and then gets into the original text as students learn new material and review previously learned material. This textbook is geared toward being easily used in the classroom and easily integrated into any teacher's teaching schedule.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805421590
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Duane A. Garrett is the John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also served as general editor for the Archaeological Study Bible.

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Table of Contents

Part I The Alphabet and Phonetics of Hebrew
1. The Hebrew Alphabet and Simple Vowels 1
2. The Pointed Vowel Letters and the Reduced Vowels 13
3. Daghesh Forte, Mappiq, Metheg, and Special Rules for Gutturals 20
4. Accent Shift, Vowel Changes, and the Basics of Hebrew Grammar 25
Part II Nouns, Adjectives, Prepositions, and the Basics of Verbs
5. Nouns: Gender and Number 32
6. Some Useful Verbs 40
7. The Definite Article 43
8. The Direct Object Marker [characters not reproducible] and the Qal Perfect 47
9. The Conjunction [characters not reproducible] and the Qal Imperfect 52
10. Geminate Nouns 58
11. Adjectives and Qal Participles 62
12. Prepositions 68
13. Rules of Shewa and the Qal Infinitive Construct 74
14. Demonstratives and the Independent Personal Pronouns 77
15. Introduction to Prepositions with Pronominal Suffixes 82
16. Pronominal Suffixes on Nouns and Other Prepositions 87
17. The Construct Chain 94
18. Segholate Nouns 102
19. More About [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible] and the Qal Imperatives 108
Part III The Hebrew Verb System in Summary
20. The Qal Finite Verb, the Relative Pronoun, and the Gentilics 112
21. The Hebrew Stems and the Weak Roots 119
22. The Weak Roots in the Qal Stem 127
23. Characteristics of the Derived Stems 133
24. The Derived Stems in Weak Roots 142
25. Cardinal Numbers 151
26. Suffixes on Verbs, Directive [characters not reproducible], Interrogative [characters not reproducible], Pausal Forms, and Paragraph Markers 157
Part IV The Qal Stem in Detail
27. The Qal Perfect of Guttural Roots and III--[characters not reproducible] Roots 163
28. The Qal Perfect of Hollow, Geminate, and Other Roots 168
29. More Pronouns 174
30. The Qal Imperfect with Roots with Gutturals or [characters not reproducible] 178
31. The Qal Imperfect of I--[characters not reproducible], Hollow, Geminate, and III--[characters not reproducible] Roots 184
32. The Qal Imperfect of Other Weak Roots 191
33. The Qal Wayyiqtol in the Weak Roots 195
34. Qal Active Participles and Resumptive Pronouns 201
35. The Qal Infinitive Construct with Weak Roots 206
36. The Qal Infinitive Construct With Pronominal Suffixes 211
37. The Qal Imperative with Weak Roots 215
38. The Infinitive Absolute 221
39. The Qal Jussive and Cohortative 226
40. The Verbs [characters not reproducible] and [characters not reproducible] 229
41. The Qal Conjoined Imperfect 236
42. The Qal Statives 240
Part V The Derived Stems in Detail
43. The Niphal Perfect and Imperfect 243
44. The Niphal Volitives, Conjoined Forms, Participle, and Infinitives and More on the Qal Passive Participle 249
45. The Piel Stem 255
46. The Pual Stem 263
47. The Hithpael Stem 269
48. The Hiphil Stem Perfect and Imperfect 275
49. The Hiphil Volitives, Conjoined Forms, Participles, and Infinitives 282
50. The Hophal Stem 289
51. The Alternative Doubled Stems 294
Part VI Additional Details and Introduction to Advanced Issues
52. Ordinal Numbers 298
53. The Basics of Hebrew Poetry 301
54. Finite Verbs with Pronominal Suffixes 309
55. The Particle [characters not reproducible] 314
56. Basic Concepts in Hebrew Text Linguistics 318
57. Predictive Discourse and More on [characters not reproducible] 324
58. K[superscript e]thiv and Q[superscript e]re, and Verbless Clauses 328
59. Reading Biblical Law 332
60. Basic Issues in Textual Criticism 335
61. Reading Biblical Proverbs and Noun Types 343
62. Reading Biblical Prophecy and the Hebrew Cantillation Marks 349
Part VII. Appendixes
Hebrew-English Vocabulary 355
English-Hebrew Vocabulary 370
Proper Names 371
Glossary 374
Answer Key 377
Paradigms and Derived Stem Vowel Patterns 396
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