This new and fully revised edition of the A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar serves as a user-friendly and up-to-date source of information on the morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics of Biblical Hebrew verbs, nouns and other word classes (prepositions, conjunctions, adverbs, modal words, negatives, focus particles, discourse markers, interrogatives and interjections). It also contains one of the most elaborate treatments of Biblical Hebrew word order yet published in a grammar.
Compiled by authors with extensive experience in the teaching of Hebrew, the text is rendered both easily accessible and a fascinating examination of the language, building upon the initial publication by incorporating up-to-date developments in the study of the Hebrew Bible. This grammar will be of service both to students who have completed an introductory or intermediate course in Biblical Hebrew, and also to more advanced scholars seeking to take advantage of traditional and recent descriptions of the language that go beyond the basic morphology of Biblical Hebrew.
“(c) Opens the presentation of background information or a flashback.” (Page 507)
“From the perspective of all its uses, it is clear that the infinitive absolute is an adverbial specifier par excellence.” (Page 178)
“The Hip̄ʿîl stem formation mostly indicates the causative sense of verbs occurring in the Qal.” (Page 88)
“In Biblical Hebrew the yiqtōl/imperfect is used with לֹא (#b–c) to express an (absolute) prohibition (‘you must not …’). By contrast, אַל is typically used with the jussive to express the nuance of a temporally binding prohibition (‘you should not …’) (§220.127.116.11).” (Page 163)
“The infinitive construct usually has the same form as the masculine singular imperative.” (Page 71)
One can state firmly that this latest edition is the most up-to-date Hebrew grammar on the market and will be one of the most important reference works for Hebrew in the next decade.
Dr. Oliver Glanz, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Andrews University, Andrews University Seminary Studies (AUSS)
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Christo van der Merwe is a professor in Biblical Hebrew and Bible Translation in the Department of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Jacobus A. Naudé is is a senior professor in the Department of Hebrew at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) specialising in translation studies and Bible translation as well as the linguistics of Classical Hebrew.
David C. Hacker
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