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Keeping Up Your Biblical Languages (5 vols.)

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After seminary or graduate school, very few of us can afford the luxury of spending more than a few minutes a day, if that, working on our Biblical Greek. Keep Up Your Biblical Languages collection is designed to help anyone who has retained at least a basic knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as, New Testament Greek to refresh and deepen their skills and understanding—even in the midst of a busy schedule.

The Keep Up Your Biblical Languages collection has been specially designed to build on your previous study of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek and help you read a small amounts of the Bible in its original language every day in an easy, manageable, and spiritually enriching way. It does not replace the need for a grammar or textbook; rather, it complements grammatical study by helping you to build a robust vocabulary and to review morphology and syntax in a completely inductive way, and without using any grammatical jargon.

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  • New vocabulary each day, with transliteration and definitions, beginning with the most common words and proceeding to the rarest
  • The English text of a verse from Scripture, with the day’s vocabulary as they appear in the verse
  • The original language text of the verse, in full and then divided into phrases or clauses, with the corresponding English phrases or clauses next to them

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In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by a world-class set of research and study tools. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day-Volume I

  • Author: Jonathan G. Kline
  • Publisher: Hendrickson
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 384

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

If you have studied Biblical Hebrew, you know that even after two or three semesters in the classroom it can be easy to soon forget most of what you learned. After entering the working world, most of us who studied Hebrew in seminary or college find it challenging to pay much attention to the language, let alone achieve our primary goals of exegeting and meditating on the Hebrew Bible in the original Hebrew.

The book presents, one day at a time and in order of descending frequency, the 365 most frequently occurring words in the Hebrew Bible (about two-thirds of the vocabulary that one typically learns in a first-year Hebrew class).

Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day-Volume II

  • Author: Jonathan G. Kline
  • Publisher: Hendrickson
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 384

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

After seminary or graduate school, very few of us can afford the luxury of spending more than a few minutes a day, if that, working on our Biblical Hebrew. Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 2 is designed to help anyone who has retained at least a basic knowledge of Biblical Hebrew to refresh and deepen their skills and understanding—even in the midst of a busy schedule.

Like its predecessor volume, Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 1, this book does not replace the need for a grammar or textbook; rather, it complements grammatical study by helping you to build a robust vocabulary and to review morphology and syntax in a completely inductive way, and without using any grammatical jargon. While volume 1 helps you review the 365 most common words in the Hebrew Bible, volume 2 focuses on the next most frequently occurring group of 365 words (those that occur between 121 and 50 times in the Hebrew Bible), likewise presenting these words one day at a time in order of descending frequency, and in the context of verses in which they appear. The structure and daily components found in volume 2 are identical to those of volume 1 and thus will be immediately familiar to anyone who has used that book.

Dr. Jonathan Kline has devised a method for remembering and using the biblical languages that most students simply forget after learning them in seminary or graduate school. In carefully constructed lessons that take only two minutes each day, Dr. Kline reminds the reader of vocabulary and grammar, and readers' use of these books each and every day allows them to experience long-term comfort with the language. We have needed these books for a long time, and I personally will be very happy to have them in my library.

–Jo Ann Hackett, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Religious Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Keep Up Your Biblical Aramaic in Two Minutes a Day

  • Author: Jonathan G. Kline
  • Publisher: Hendrickson
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 384

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Most of us who have studied Biblical Aramaic in seminary or graduate school find it difficult to read the Aramaic portions of the Bible with ease or solid comprehension. Keep Up Your Biblical Aramaic in Two Minutes a Day has been specially designed to help you read a small amount of Biblical Aramaic daily, in a manageable, enriching, and enjoyable way. It does not replace the need for a grammar or textbook; rather, it complements grammatical study by helping you to build a robust vocabulary and to review morphology and syntax in a completely inductive way, and without using any grammatical jargon. The page for each day presents:

  • Two new vocabulary words (for most of the book), with transliteration and definitions, beginning with the most common words and proceeding to the rarest
  • The English text of a verse from Daniel or Ezra, with the day’s two Aramaic words embedded in it, as they appear in the verse
  • The Aramaic text of the verse, in full and then divided into phrases or clauses, with the corresponding English phrases or clauses next to them

More than one-third of the words in Biblical Aramaic appear only once in the Bible. When these hapax legomena begin to be presented in Keep Up Your Biblical Aramaic in Two Minutes a Day (about three-fifths of the way through the book), all that appear in a particular verse (whether this be one hapax legomenon, two, or several) are presented together as the new words for the day. The result is that—although there are 716 unique vocabulary words in Biblical Aramaic—by the time you reach the end of this book you will have seen every single one of these words. And during this process, you will have read most (about 80 percent) of the Aramaic verses found in the Bible!

Jonathan Kline has done a real service to students of Biblical Aramaic. This book offers a genuinely manageable way to stop painstakingly learned vocabulary from slipping out of memory. The well-chosen daily selections really do require only a few minutes' study, but the material will stay in the mind for much longer. Anyone who has previously studied Biblical Aramaic will be able to fit this book into even the busiest schedule and profit from it.

–Jennie Grillo, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School

Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes a Day-Volume I

  • Author: Jonathan G. Kline
  • Publisher: Hendrickson
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 384

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

If you have studied Biblical Greek, you know that even after two or three semesters in the classroom it can be easy to soon forget most of what you learned, especially vocabulary. After entering the working world, most of us who studied Greek in seminary or college find it challenging to pay much attention to the language, let alone achieve our primary goals of exegeting and meditating on God’s Word in the original Greek.

The book presents, one day at a time and in order of descending frequency, the 365 most frequently occurring words in the New Testament (about 20 percent more vocabulary than one typically learns in a first-year Greek class). Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 1 is designed to help you reconnect with Greek in an easy and enriching way and to empower you with the vocabulary you need to begin again reading the New Testament in its original language.

We have needed this book for a very long time. My students share with me time and again how frustrating it is that once out of the classroom, they lose their Greek knowledge so quickly—a knowledge that took untold hours and much hard work to acquire. And yet, maintaining facility with Greek doesn't require untold hours; it can truly take just a few minutes a day. Now, I can tell my students: Buy this book. Jonathan Kline will give you your time back. More importantly, he will remind you of why you studied Biblical Greek in the first place: in order to develop a more expansive, more nuanced, more intimate understanding of the New Testament texts and the claims that they make on the world.

–Michal Beth Dinkler, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School

Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes a Day-Volume II

  • Author: Jonathan G. Kline
  • Publisher: Hendrickson
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 384

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

After seminary or graduate school, very few of us can afford the luxury of spending more than a few minutes a day, if that, working on our Biblical Greek. Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 2 is designed to help anyone who has retained at least a basic knowledge of New Testament Greek to refresh and deepen their skills and understanding—even in the midst of a busy schedule.

Like its predecessor volume, Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 1, this book does not replace the need for a grammar or textbook; rather, it complements grammatical study by helping you to build a robust vocabulary and to review morphology and syntax in a completely inductive way, and without using any grammatical jargon. While volume 1 helps you review the 365 most common words in the New Testament, volume 2 focuses on the next most frequently occurring group of 365 words (those that occur between 41 and 16 times in the New Testament), likewise presenting these words one day at a time in order of descending frequency, and in the context of verses in which they appear. The structure and daily components found in volume 2 are identical to those of volume 1 and thus will be immediately familiar to anyone who has used that book.

After working through Keep Up Your Biblical Greek in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 1 and just the first 90 days of volume 2, you will have seen all the vocabulary you need in order to engage with any verse in the New Testament with the help of a resource such as the UBS Greek New Testament Reader’s Edition. And by the time you finish volume 2, you will have read through 730 verses of the New Testament in the original Greek!

Learning Greek is hard, and maintaining proficiency is almost as challenging! This resource is perfect for keeping your Greek sharp and even picking up some new vocabulary along the way. These books will help students have a long-term plan for studying the Greek New Testament.

–Nijay K. Gupta, Associate Professor of New Testament, Portland Seminary

About Jonathan G. Kline

Jonathan G. Kline (PhD, Harvard University) is the author of Allusive Soundplay in the Hebrew Bible and co-author of Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook. He currently serves as the academic editor at Hendrickson Publishers.

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