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Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar

by Ellis, Robert Ray

Baylor University Press 2010

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Overview

Take the first step toward reading the Old Testament in its original language. Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew teaches the basics of Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. The step-by-step approach offers thorough illustration by means of biblical examples, logically presenting all the basic elements of Hebrew grammar. This study communicates in a clear language, moves at a reasonable pace, and teaches using a deductive approach.

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Key Features

  • Gives a step-by-step guide to learning biblical Hebrew
  • Provides exercises for each lesson

Contents

  • Lesson 1
    • 1A Consonants
      • Introduction
      • Consonant Chart
      • Characteristics of certain consonants
      • Writing the forms of the consonants
      • Transliteration
      • Pronunciation
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 2
    • 2A Vowels
      • Introduction
      • Vowel Chart
      • Full vowels
      • Half vowels
      • Placement of vowels with consonants
      • Pronunciation of vowels and vowel classes
      • Transliteration
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 3
    • 3A Accenting
      • Major accent for a word
      • Meteg
    • 3B Syllables
      • Characteristics of syllables
      • Open syllables
      • Closed syllables
    • 3C Simple Sheva
    • 3D Qames-Hatuf
    • 3E Transliteration
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 4
    • 4A Maqqef
    • 4B Dagesh
      • Dagesh-lene
      • Dagesh-forte
      • Distinguishing dagesh-lene and dagesh-forte
      • Transliteration
    • 4C Vowel Alterations
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 5
    • 5A Nouns, Verbs, and Sentences
      • Nouns
      • Verbs
      • Sentences
    • 5B Definite Article
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 6
    • 6A Prepositions
      • Independent prepositions
      • Prefixed prepositions
      • Preposition מִן
    • 6B Conjunctions
      • Independent conjunctions
      • Vav conjunctions
    • 6C Weak Consonants
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 7
    • 7A Nouns
      • Absolute and construct states
      • Inflection of nouns
      • Function of nouns
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 8
    • 8A Adjectives
      • Inflection of adjectives
      • Function of adjectives
      • Degrees of Comparison
    • 8B Sign of the Object
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 9
    • 9A Pronominal Suffixes on Nouns
      • Introduction
      • Pronominal suffixes for singular nouns
      • Pronominal suffixes for plural nouns
      • More nouns with pronominal suffixes
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 10
    • 10A Prepositions with Pronominal Suffixes
      • Prepositions with the forms of the pronominal suffixes used with singular nouns
      • Prepositions with the forms of the pronominal suffixes used with plural nouns
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 11
    • 11A Personal Pronouns
    • 11B Sign of the Object with Pronominal Suffixes
    • 11C Demonstrative Adjectives
    • 11D Relative Clauses
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 12
    • 12A Verbs in General
      • Verb roots
      • Strong and weak verbs
      • Moods and tenses
      • Stems
    • 12B Perfect Conjugation of the Verb
      • Meaning of perfect verbs
      • Perfect verb suffixes
    • 12C Perfect Conjugation in the Qal Stem
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 13
    • 13A Perfect Conjugation in the Other Major Stems
      • Introduction
      • Perfect conjugation in the nifal stem
      • Perfect conjugation in the piel stem
      • Perfect conjugation in the pual stem
      • Perfect conjugation in the hifil stem
      • Perfect conjugation in the hofal stem
      • Perfect conjugation in the hitpael stem
    • 13B Summary of the Perfect Conjugation
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 14
    • 14A Imperfect Conjugation of the Verb
      • Meaning of imperfect verbs
      • Imperfect verb prefixes and suffixes
    • 14B Imperfect Conjugation in the Qal Stem
    • 14C Analysis of the Verb
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 15
    • 15A Imperfect Conjugation in the Other Major Stems
      • Introduction
      • Imperfect conjugation in the nifal stem
      • Imperfect conjugation in the piel stem
      • Imperfect conjugation in the puel stem
      • Imperfect conjugation in the hifal stem
      • Imperfect conjugation in the hofal stem
      • Imperfect conjugation in the hitpael stem
    • 15B Summary of the Imperfect Conjugation
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 16
    • 16A Vav with Perfect and Imperfect Verbs
      • Introduction
      • Vav consecutive with perfect verbs
      • Vav consecutive with imperfect verbs
      • Analysis of verbs with Vav consecutives
    • 16B Orientation to the Hebrew Bible and Lexicon
      • The Hebrew Bible
      • Hebrew Lexicons
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 17
    • Jussive and Cohortative
      • Introduction
      • Jussive
      • Cohortative
    • 17B The Imperative Conjugation of the Verb
      • Introduction
      • Regular imperative conjugation in the major stems
      • Long form of the imperative
    • 17C Verbs of Prohibition
    • Analysis of Volitional Verb Forms
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 18
    • 18A Infinitive
      • Introduction
      • Infinitive construct
      • Infinitive absolute
      • Summary of the infinitive construct and absolute
    • 18B Participle
      • Introduction
      • Participle conjugation in the major stems
      • Function of the participle
    • 18C Analysis of Infinitives and Participles
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 19
    • 19A Pronominal Suffixes on Finite Verbs
      • Introduction
      • Pronominal suffixes on perfect verbs
      • Pronominal suffixes on imperfect and imperative verbs
    • 19B Pronominal Suffixes on Non-Finite Verbs
      • Pronominal suffixes on infinitive constructs
      • Pronominal suffixes on participles
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 20
    • 20A Connotations of Verb Tenses and Stems
      • Connotations of verb tenses
      • Connotations of verb stems
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 21
    • 21A Stative Verbs
    • Introduction to Weak Verbs
      • Classification of weak verbs
      • Disappearance of consonants
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 22
    • 22A Weak Verbs: Pe-Guttural, Pe-alef, Ayin-Guttural, and Lamed-Guttural
      • Introduction
      • Pe-guttural verbs
      • Pe-alef verbs
      • Ayin-guttural verbs
      • Lamed-guttural verbs
      • Summary of characteristics of pe-Guttural, pe-alef, ayin-Guttural, and lamed-Guttural
    • 22B Particles of Existence and Nonexistence
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 23
    • 23A Weak Verb: Pe-nun
    • Noun Patterns
      • Segolate nouns
      • Geminate nouns
      • Noun prefixes and suffixes
      • Nouns based on weak roots
    • He Directive
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 24
    • 24A Weak Verb: Pe-yod
      • True pe-yod verbs
      • Pe-yod/vav verbs (pe-yod based on pe-vav
      • Summary of characteristics of pe-yod
    • 24B Interrogative Clauses
      • Introduction
      • He interrogative
      • Interrogative pronouns
      • Interrogative adverbs
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 25
    • 25A Weak Verbs: Ayin-vav, Ayin-yod, and Double-Ayin
      • Ayin-vav and ayin-yod verbs
      • Double-ayin verbs
      • Summary of characteristics of ayin-vav, ayin-yod, and double-ayin
    • 25B Numbers
    • Exercises
  • Lesson 26
    • 26A Weak Verbs: Lamed-alef and Lamed-he
      • Lamed-alef verbs
      • Lamed-he verbs
      • Summary of characteristics of lamed-alef and lamed-he
    • 26B Identification of Weak Verb Roots
    • Exercises

Product Details

  • Title: Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar
  • Author: Robert Ray Ellis
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 400

About Robert Ray Ellis

Robert Ray Ellis (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Philips Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Logsdon School of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University.

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