An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

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  • Copyright: 1971-09-01
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The choice of vocabulary and grammar, in this book, is essentially an introduction to the prose, not the poetical language. Generous use of transliteration is meant to serve three purposes: it enables the reader to perceive Hebrew as a language and not an exercise in decipherment, it removes the obstacles to mastering innumerable pages of abstract phonological and orthographic details, and facilitate the memorization of the paradigms.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sounds and Spelling.
The Sound of Biblical Hebrew. Syllabification. Stress. The Consonants Known as the Begadkepat. Vowel Reduction. Special Features of the Guttural Consonants and R. He Hebrew Alphabet. Some Features of Hebrew Orthography (Spelling). The Daghesh. The Vowel Points. Metheg.

Lesson 1.
The Noun: Gender. Number. The Definite article. Prepositions. Sentences with Adverbial Predicates. Vocabulary 1.

Lesson 2.
The Definite Article (Cont.) Noun Plurals. Vocabulary 2.

Lesson 3.
The Definite Article (Concluded). Adjectives. The Use of Adjectives. Vocabulary.

Lesson 4.
Noun Plurals (Cont.) The Active Participle. The Object Marker'et-. Vocabulary 4.

Lesson 5.
The Prepositions b…û, l…û, and k…û. The Preposition min . The Comparative. The Relative Word aser. Vocabulary 5.

Lesson 6.
Noun Plurals (Cont.). Participles (Cont.). Vocabulary 6.

Lesson 7.
Predication of Existence. The Prepositions b…û, l…û, and 'et- with Pronominal Suffixes. Vocabulary 7.

Lesson 8.
The Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronoun. Participles (Cont.) Vocabulary 8.

Lesson 9.
The Perfect of katab The Meaning of the Perfect. World Order in the Verbal Sentence. The Forms of the Conjunction. Vocabulary 9.

Lesson 10.
The Perfect of Verbs with Guttural Root Consonants. The Perfect of natan. Noun Plurals (Cont.). Vocabulary 10.

Lesson 11.
The Perfect of Verbs III-Aleph: Masa('). Noun Plurals (Cont.). Interrogative ha-. More on aser.. Vocabulary 11.

Lesson 12.
The Perfect of Verbs III-HE: banah. Directive ah. Vocabulary 12.

Lesson 13.
Sentences with a Nominal Predicate. The Verb hayah (to be). Noun Plurals (Concluded). Vocabulary 13.

Lesson 14.
The Perfect of gam and ba. The Prepositions kÇû with Pronominal Suffices. kol. Vocabulary 14.

Lesson 15.
The Perfect of sabab. The Prepositions im and 'et with Pronominal Suffixes. Final Remarks on . Vocabulary 15.

Lesson 16.
The Construct chain. The Form of the Construct Singular. Vocabulary 16.

Lesson 17.
The Construct Singular: Minor Types. The Construct Singular of Feminine Nouns in -ah. Vocabulary 17.

Lesson 18.
The Construct Forms of Plural Nouns in -im. The Construct Form of Plural Nouns in -ôt. Vocabulary 18.

Lesson 19.
The Independent (Subject) Form of the Personal Pronoun. The Interrogative Pronouns. The Prepositions with Pronominal Suffixes. Vocabulary 19.

Lesson 20.
The Noun with Pronominal Suffixes. Vocabulary 20.

Lesson 21.
Stative Verbs. The Nouns 'ab, 'ah, and peh. Vocabulary 21.

Lesson 22.
The Imperfect. The Meaning of the Imperfect. The Dual. Vocabulary 22.

Lesson 23.
Imperfects in a. Verbs III-Aleph: The Imperfect. The Nouns. Vocabulary 23.

Lesson 24.
The Narrative Sequences. The Segholates. Remarks on Some Prepositions. Vocabulary 24.

Lesson 25.
The Imperative. Verbs I-guttural: Imperfect and Imperative. The Segholates (Cont.). Vocabulary 25.

Lesson 26.
The Jussive and Cohortative. Sequences Involving the Imperative, Jussive, and Cohortative. Verbs I-Aleph: Imperfect and Related Forms. Vocabulary.

Lesson 27.
Temporal Clauses and Phrases. Feminine Nouns Ending in -et and -at. Nouns of the Type. Vocabulary 27.

Lesson 28.
The Infinitive Construct. Some Uses of the Infinitive Construct. Final Remarks on Some Noun Types. Vocabulary 28.

Lesson 29.
Verbs I-Nun: Imperfect and Related Forms. Vocabulary 29.

Lesson 30.
Verbs I-Yodh: Imperfect, Imperative, and Infinitive Construct. Vocabulary 30.

Lesson 31.
Verbs III-He: Imperfect, Imperative, and Infinitive Construct. Vocabulary 31.

Lesson 32.
Hollow Verbs (II-Waw/Yodh): Imperfect, Imperative, and Infinitive Construct. Vocabulary 32.

Lesson 33.
Geminate Verbs: Imperfect, Imperative, and Infinitive Construct. Vocabulary 33.

Lesson 34.
The Passive Participle. The Infinitive Absolute the Numbers from 3 to 10. Vocabulary 34.

Lesson 35.
Clauses Joined with wÇû. To Be. Vocabulary 35.

Lesson 36.
“Behold” and “please I pray” . Vocabulary 36.

Lesson 37.
Derived Verbs. Niphal Verbs: Meaning. Niphal Verbs: Stems and Inflection. Vocabulary 37.

Lesson 38.
Niphal Verbs: Stems and Inflection (Cont.). Niphal Verbs: Mixed Types. Vocabulary 38.

Lesson 39.
Niphal Verbs: Stems and Inflection (Concluded). Vocabulary 39.

Lesson 40.
Piel Verbs: Meaning. Piel Verbs: Stems and Inflection. Vocabulary 40.

Lesson 41.
Piel Verbs: Stems and Inflection (Concluded). Pausal Forms. Vocabulary 41.

Lesson 42.
The Pual. Proclisis, Retraction of Stress, and Conjunctive Daghesh. Vocabulary 42.

Lesson 43.
Hiphil Verbs: Meaning. Hiphil Verbs: Stems and Inflection. Vocabulary 43.

Lesson 44.
Hiphil Verbs: Stems and Inflection (Cont.). More on Numbers. Vocabulary 44.

Lesson 45.
Hiphil Verbs: Stems and Inflection. The Numbers from 11 to 19. Vocabulary 45.

Lesson 46.
Hiphil Verbs: Stems and Inflection (Cont.). The Numbers from 21 to 29. Vocabulary 46.

Lesson 47.
Hiphil Verbs: Stems and Inflection (Cont.) An Idiomatic Use of . Vocabulary 47.

Lesson 48.
Hiphil Verbs: Stems and Inflection (Concluded). Verbal Henidiadys and Related Idioms. Vocabulary 48.

Lesson 49.
The Hophal. Vocabulary 49.

Lesson 50.
The Hithpael. Vocabulary 50.

Lesson 51.
The Qal Passive. Polel, Polal, and Highpolel. Other Verb Types. Final Remarks on the Numbers. Vocabulary 51.

Lesson 52.
The Verb with Object Suffixes. Object Suffixes on the Perfect: Third Person Masculine Singular. Object Suffixes on the Perfect: Second Person Masculine Singular. Vocabulary 52.

Lesson 53.
Object Suffixes on the Perfect: Third Person Feminine Singular. Object Suffices on the Remaining Forms of the Perfect. A Group of Irregular Qal Verbs. Vocabulary 53.

Lesson 54.
Object Suffixes on the Imperfect. Object Suffixes on the Imperative. Object Suffixes on the Infinitive Construct. Vocabulary 54.

Lesson 55.
Conditional Sentences. Concluding Remarks on Clause Sequences. Vocabulary 55.

Appendix A. A Classified List of Nouns.
Appendix B. Qal Verbs: The Principal Parts According to Root Types.
Appendix C. The Derived Conjugations: A Synopsis.
Appendix D. Chronological Table.
Appendix E. Brief Bibliography.
Hebrew-English Glossary.
English-Hebrew Glossary.

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