Basics of Classical Syriac: Complete Grammar, Workbook, and Lexicon

Basics of Classical Syriac: Complete Grammar, Workbook, and Lexicon

by Steven C. Hallam


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Basics of Classical Syriac by Steven C. Hallam is a beginning Syriac grammar, workbook, and lexicon all in one and can be used by independent learners or a classroom setting.

Of the early translational languages of the New Testament, none is more important than Syriac. A working knowledge of Syriac provides a lens from which to study the early texts of the Greek New Testament, the Peshitta (the Syriac translation of the Bible), and various early church history texts and commentary, thus Basics of Classical Syriac is useful for students across a range of disciplines. Workbook exercises for each chapter enable students to know whether they are grasping the fundamentals of the language.

Basics of Classical Syriac provides an ideal first step into this ancient language and focuses on getting the student into text translation as quickly as possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310527862
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steven C. Hallam (Ph D, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor and Chair of the General Studies department at Alaska Christian College in Soldotna, AK. He has taught Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac at the graduate level, and is a recipient of the Zondervan award in Biblical Greek.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Nouns and Simple Sentences
Chapter 1: The Alphabet and Pronunciation
Chapter 2: Nouns
Chapter 3: Peal Perfect
Chapter 4: Pronouns
Chapter 5: Pronominal/Objective Suffixes
Section 2: Verbs
Chapter 6: Participles
Chapter 7: Imperfect Tense
Chapter 8: Imperative and Infinitive
Chapter 9: Ethpeel
Chapter 10: Pael
Chapter 11: Ethpaal
Chapter 12: Aphel
Chapter 13: Ettaphel
Section 3: Weak Verbs
Chapter 14: III-Alaph Verbs
Chapter 15: Hollow Verbs
Chapter 16: Geminate Verbs
Chapter 17: I-Yod Verbs
Chapter 18: II-Alaph Verbs
Chapter 19: I-Nun Verbs
Chapter 20: Text with No Vowel Pointing and Numbers

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