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A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar


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Foreword Abbreviations Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - The Hebrew Alphabet and Masoretic Signs Chapter 3 - Word, Clause and Text in Biblical Hebrew: A Survey Chapter 4 - The Verb Chapter 5 - The Noun Chapter 6 - The Other Word Classes Chapter 7 - Word Order Glossary Bibliography Index

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This new and fully revised edition is a go-to resource for students of the Hebrew Bible and language, both advanced and beginners.

About the Author

Christo H. van der Merwe is Professor in Biblical Hebrew and Bible Translation in the Department of Ancient Studies at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Jacobus A. Naude is Senior Professor in the Department of Hebrew at the University of the Free State, South Africa, specialising in translation studies and Bible translation as well as the linguistics of Classical Hebrew.


'A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar deserves praise for integrating traditional knowledge of Biblical Hebrew with recent thinking in general linguistics. This second and entirely revised edition will continue to serve all those who wish to base biblical exegesis on a sound analysis of the source language.' * JAN JOOSTEN, Regius Professor of Hebrew, Oxford University, United Kingdom *
'This is now the best reference grammar of Biblical Hebrew bar none! The authors have produced and utilised the latest linguistic research to improve every area (phonology, morphology, syntax, macrosyntax) and to expand the grammar so that questions can be answered now that were never answered previously. I endorse this work enthusiastically.' * PETER J. GENTRY, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA *
'The thoroughly-revised second edition of A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar is without doubt the new gold standard for students and scholars of Biblical Hebrew. Its clear format, accessible prose and comprehensive coverage belie a great deal of linguistic sophistication, though the authors wear their scholarship lightly. They successfully draw from the diversity of contemporary approaches to the study of language - functionalist, formalist, cognitive, typological - yet keep the phenomena of the language itself "front and centre", making this grammar user-friendly without any loss of complexity.' * MATTHEW ANSTEY, Charles Sturt University School of Theology, Australia *
Christo van der Merwe and Jacobus Naude's new edition of A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar is fully conversant in contemporary linguistics and grounded in the authors' deep, intricate knowledge of the language data. Their work needs to be on the digital shelf of anyone studying the Hebrew Bible or biblical languages. This is arguably the most important grammar of Hebrew to be published in several decades. * Michael Aubrey, Linguist, Editor of Koine-Greek.com *

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