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Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew

ISBN: 9781441256744



In this revised edition of a proven resource, a recognized expert in biblical Hebrew provides a readable, linguistically savvy guide to navigating basic grammatical concepts. Designed to complement any standard Hebrew grammar, the book revisits English grammar in order to teach concepts that are especially relevant to Hebrew. Each chapter focuses on an individual concept, first explaining how it works in English, then illustrating it in biblical Hebrew. Abundant English and Hebrew examples illustrate each concept, most of them visually analyzed. The book’s clear design and attractive layout will appeal to visual learners.

With the Logos edition of Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew, you can study Hebrew easier with linked definitions, synonyms, translations, and pronunciation tools for every word. Logos also helps you find etymological connections between English words and their Hebrew counterparts. Automatic syncing between devices prevents you from spending time searching for where you left off.

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Key Features

  • Numerous grammar-study aids
  • Practical yet thorough scholarship
  • Introductory volume on biblical Hebrew

Praise for the Print Edition

In the real world of language pedagogy, where students’ knowledge of English grammar is patchy at best, this volume is a crucial counterpart to textbooks of biblical Hebrew. Lucid and accessible explanations of grammatical concepts and terms provide students with the framework they need to understand language structures. Armed with this deeper appreciation of English grammar, students will be better prepared to think about the structures of biblical Hebrew.

Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé, senior professor, University of the Free State, South Africa

Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew has long been my go-to resource for both undergraduate and graduate students who want to see how the grammar of Hebrew compares to English. Dr. Long does not err by explaining Hebrew in light of English; rather, he skillfully compares the two languages, all the while maintaining and explaining their distinct properties. His work provides a truly helpful conceptual bridge between the two different grammatical systems. All Hebrew teachers should have this volume close at hand for easy reference to students; most teachers should assign it as a supplemental textbook.

Robert Holmstedt, associate professor of Near and Middle Eastern civilizations, University of Toronto

Intended as a supplement to standard Hebrew grammars, the book uses concepts in English to explain aspects of Hebrew. . . . Basing the explanation of Hebrew on comparable elements for English, pointing out the similarities and differences, is a very helpful way of enhancing the study of this significantly different language.

The Bible Today

Those involved with teaching Hebrew have of necessity already been doing what Gary Long has done. However, he has systematized, clarified, and facilitated the process and has thus rendered a great service to Hebrew language students and instructors everywhere.

Calvin Theological Journal

This study book wisely explains grammatical concepts first in English and then in Hebrew.

International Review of Biblical Studies

Product Details

  • Title: Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew
  • Author: Gary A. Long
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 240

Gary A. Long (PhD, University of Chicago) is professor of biblical and theological studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also the author of Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew.


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