Georg Heinrich August Ewald, widely known for his Hebrew Grammar, provides a focused and outstanding volume on Hebrew syntax in Syntax of the Hebrew Language of the Old Testament. Ewald's wealth of knowledge of the Hebrew language and decades devoted to its study more than qualify him for the task of dissecting this subject, and his engaging tone provides the perfect backdrop for understanding Hebrew syntax as it relates to the Bible. An indispensable resource for linguists, teachers, students, and ministers, this compact resource presents a comprehensive overview to the usage of the Hebrew language in the Old Testament.
Opening with twenty-five pages of preliminary remarks on the verb, this volume then delves into all aspects of syntax, from sentences and sentence structure to the subject of the preposition. A detailed appendix ends the volume, providing indexes and an essay titled "Agreement of the Accentuation with the Syntax." In the Logos Bible Software edition of Syntax of the Hebrew Language of the Old Testament, biblical references and Hebrew words are tagged for original language study. What's more, searching becomes a breeze—with one click of a mouse, dozens of results appear at your fingertips.
[Ewald’s Hebrew Syntax] was a landmark in the history of Old Testament philology.
—Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 3rd ed. Rev.
Georg Heinrich Ewald was born in Germany, where he spent his life as a biblical scholar and later as a professor of the University of Gottingen. He devoted his life to Hebrew studies and wrote the much-loved Hebrew Grammar from which all subsequent Hebrew Grammars have been based. Other well-known books of his include Commentary on the Prophets of the Old Testament (5 Vols.) and History of Israel (8 Vols.). He died in 1875.