The essays in this volume arose out of the Society of Biblical Literature section on linguistics and Biblical Hebrew and have been selected to provide a summary and statement of the state of research in this area. The sixteen articles are organized into sections on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, historical/comparative linguistics, and graphemics.
The authors, editor, and publisher are to be congratulated for a handsomely produced volume which introduces philologists and biblical scholars to linguistics through accessible, jargon-free definitions and explanations of linguistic theory. The introductory essays...provide helpful introductions to the basic areas of linguistic inquiry; those on morphology, discourse analysis, and graphemics are classics.
– Cynthia L. Miller, North Carolina State University
in Hebrew Studies (Vol. XXXVI, 1995
Bodine's assemblage is broad and impressive...Careful reading of this book will make the reader more appreciative of the contributions and promise that linguistics holds for biblical studies, particularly in the area of Biblical Hebrew.
– Robert D. Bergen, Hannibal-LaGrange College
in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (June 1996)
...represents a valuable addition to the literature on classical Hebrew. Linguistic and Biblical Hebrew then concludes with a useful, though selective bibliography. The book itself if neatly typeset, securely bound, and reasonbly priced.
– Richard L. Goerwitz, The University of Chicago
in Journal of Near Eastern Studies (Vol. 55, No. 3, 1996)
Neither the philologist nor the linguist will put this anthology down without having learned something useful and significant.
– Brian M. Sietsema, Merriam-Webster, Inc., and Westfield State College
in Language (Vol. 70, No. 3, 1994)