Williams' Hebrew Syntax / Edition 1

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Overview

Although the morphology and lexicon of Hebrew are reasonably well understood, its syntax has long been a neglected area of study. Syntax, the relationship of words to one another, forms, together with morphology, the material of grammar. Its relative importance varies according to the language considered. This is particularly true of word order, for when an inflected language loses its case endings, word order assumes many of the functions of the former cases. This outline by Professor Williams re-emphasizes the significance of word order in Hebrew. Developed over fifteen years in a formal course on Hebrew syntax at the University of Toronto, it treats the syntax of the noun, the verb, particles and clauses, with a selection of illustrative examples. Its contents are based on classical Hebrew prose, but some account is also taken of the deviations in later prose and poetry. In this new edition English translations have been provided for all Hebrew phrases and sentences, and the bibliography has been expanded.

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Editorial Reviews

Times Educational Supplement

'The particular excellence of the book... is its abundant quotation, to illustrate every nuance of the language of the Hebrew Bible.'

From the Publisher

'The particular excellence of the book... is its abundant quotation, to illustrate every nuance of the language of the Hebrew Bible.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802094292
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 332,702
  • Product dimensions: 6.78 (w) x 9.71 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

John C. Beckman is the Hebrew Language Program Research and Teaching Assistant at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
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