The Hebrew Handbook is a helpful resource for those who are new to studying the original language of the Old Testament. Authors Robert D. Bell and Michael P.V. Barrett clearly describe the Hebrew alphabet and parts of speech, with charts and examples expanding their description. Students will also find the exercise section at the back of the book helpful. This book will aid any nonexpert in refreshing their Hebrew, or investigating the language for the first time.
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“the form depends on whether the initial letter of the word to which the article is prefixed is a laryngeal or not.” (Page 9)
“Note: The common verb לקח follows the analogy of initial nun verbs.” (Page 43)
“Shewas preceding any letter with a dagesh lene are always silent” (Page 8)
“a shewa occurring after a long vowel is usually vocal” (Page 8)
“Mappiq: a dot placed within a final ה to indicate that it is a consonant rather than a vowel letter” (Page 1)
Robert D. Bell is the author of The Theological Messages of the Old Testament. He is chair of the division of graduate studies and the coordinator of curriculum and faculty development at Bob Jones University Seminary and Graduate School of Religion.
Michael Paul Vernon Barrett is the author of Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament, God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel, and Complete in Him: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel. He is academic dean and professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a minister in the Free Presbyterian Church of North America, and was formerly president of Geneva Reformed Seminary. Converted to Christianity as a child, he was called to ministry early in his college career at Bob Jones University. He earned his doctorate in Old Testament Text at BJU with a special focus on Semitic languages.