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Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar

, 2007
ISBN: 9780310514480

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Basics of Biblical Hebrew, today’s best-selling introductory Hebrew grammar, is new-and-improved with additional, linguistically nuanced explanations for some of the more difficult elements in biblical Hebrew. This second edition combines the best of inductive and deductive approaches, uses actual examples from the Hebrew Old Testament rather than made-up illustrations, emphasizes the structural pattern of the Hebrew language rather than rote memorization—resulting in a simple, enjoyable, and effective learning process—, and highlights particles added to nouns and verbs using colored text, allowing easy recognition of new forms.

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  • Includes a Hebrew-English lexicon
  • Presents only the essentials so the language can be learned and retained
  • Utilizes the best of deductive and inductive learning styles
  • Section 1: The Basics of Hebrew Writing
  • Section 2: The Basics of Hebrew Nouns and Nominals
  • Section 3: Introduction to Hebrew Verbs and the Qal Stem
  • Section 4: Introduction to the Derived Stems
  • Section 5: Reading and Studying Your Hebrew Bible

Top Highlights

“In every Perfect conjugation of the Qal and derived stems (Niphal, Piel, etc.), the sufformatives are the same.” (Page 140)

“Masculine singular nouns are endingless nouns; that is, they have no distinctive endings” (Page 28)

“Hebrew words are usually accented (stressed) on the last syllable.” (Page 19)

“In Hebrew, the stem vowel is that vowel which is associated with the second consonant of the verbal root.” (Page 124)

“The presence of הִ and the Hireq Yod stem vowel make identifying the Hiphil stem very easy” (Page 126)

  • Title: Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Grammar
  • Authors: Gary D. Pratico, Miles Van Pelt
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 2007
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. › Language, style; Hebrew language › Grammar
  • ISBNs: 9780310514480, 0310514487
  • Resource Type: Grammar
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-29T22:04:29Z

Gary D. Pratico (ThD, Harvard Divinity School) is professor of Old Testament and director of the Hebrew language program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been teaching Hebrew for nearly 30 years. He is coauthor with Miles Van Pelt of The Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew.

Miles Van Pelt (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, where he also serves as the director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages and academic dean.


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  1. Martin Knauber
    It has now been well over a year since I posted my review on this resource. So I chatted with Logos support this morning (June 25, 2018) to see if any of the issues raised by myself and others have been addressed. Unfortunately that is not the case. I tried to update my review but couldn’t find a way to do it, so I deleted my initial one to post this new one. This book is actually an excellent resource and I think it’s a real shame that the Logos version was done so poorly. I also find the 4 star rating very misleading for new customers who think they are buying a digital copy of the printed version, which is NOT what they will get. Basics of Biblical Hebrew from Pratico and Van Pelt is such an excellent book that it has become one of the standard works in the Biblical-Hebrew-world. It really deserves better than what is offered here in the Logos store. Please, Logos would you have another look at this resource and fix the problems of the digital version. _____________ My original review from March 2017: I own the hard copy of this book and I love it because unlike other grammars this one uses color coded text to highlight certain spelling patterns and grammatical usage. Actually the color coding is what makes this grammar so unique. However, when I ordered the Logos version, I found that the color coding was blatantly absent. I already have enough grammars without color coding and the only reason I bought this version in addition to the others I already own is *because* of the color coding. So, needless to say that I was disappointed when I found out that that the color codes were missing. I am giving the Logos version only 2 stars for leaving out the one thing that makes this grammar unique among others. I’d give 5 for the printed version, but this one I returned for a refund.
  2. OAC



    Like other users have reported there are typos and color schemes used in the physical book to mark important information are missing in this version. Poor quality.
  3. Mathieu Pelletier
    Riddled with typographical errors not found in the print edition. Logos has something wrong with the OCR software that converted the Hebrew script. The mistakes happen commonly in the grammar and the workbook with these forms: ע and צ ד and ר ה and ח I used to suggest the Logos edition to my students, but I can no longer do so due to quality issues in the Logos edition.
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