Students of Biblical Hebrew know that Bruce K. Waltke and Michael P. O'Connor's An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax is a standard intermediate reference grammar for biblical Hebrew. William D. Barrick has built on their work by providing a commentary that works through all 40 chapters of this important Hebrew grammar.
Comments on Waltke and O'Connor, Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax adds a new level of depth to the work of Waltke and O'Connor. Barrick provides alternative view points for debated issues and historical context for grammatical perspectives. He also supplements Waltke and O'Connor with additional bibliographic resources that have been published since An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax was first published in 1993. Throughout, Barrick points out important discussion points, so that reader can more easily recognize valuable content from Waltke and O'Connor. At its foundation, Barrick's Comments on Waltke and O'Connor functions as a guided tour of this popular Hebrew grammar by an esteemed and respected Old Testament scholar.
While Comments on Waltke and O'Connor contains quite a bit of information in and of itself, users will get the most out it if they own An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax as well.
William D. Barrick (Ph. D.) is Professor Old Testament and Director of Th.D. Studies at The Master’s Seminary. Dr. Barrick has contributed to Bible translations in six languages, authored 24 books, and written more than one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. He has also contributed to Coming to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Creationism, and A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. He is the author of the volume on Genesis and Old Testament Editor for the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary