Semitic Languages

Semitic Languages

Reading Biblical Hebrew Grammar Workbook

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Reading Biblical Hebrew Introduction to Grammar

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A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (With CD)

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Linguistics expert and long-time educator Hackett offers a robust introduction to biblical Hebrew grammar and the Masoretic text. The graded exercises from Hebrew to English are intended to introduce the student to the many possibilities of biblical Hebrew prose. Later lessons include texts taken from the Masoretic text of the Old Testament with footnotes to explain unusual or advanced formations. Classroom tested and suitable for self-study as well, this quick-moving one-semester course (30 lessons) features clear, readable explanations, exercises, and examples that provide students with an effective foundation in original language usage. This textbook is also suitable for an entire first-year's study of Biblical Hebrew conducted at a slower pace.

Course work includes an overview of the history of the Hebrew Bible; deductive lessons on recognition, drawing, and pronunciation of consonants and vowels; memorization and recitation of the alphabet; and proper spelling of words; as well inductive experience in translating biblical passages.

The accompanying CD includes:
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- Vocabulary lists for each of the 30 chapters
- Hebrew-to-English portions of exercises for all chapters
- Major paradigms for the whole book (nouns, pronouns, verbs in all their various
stems)
- A reading of Genesis 22:1-19 (Appendix C)

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- Vocabulary lists
- Printable Hebrew-to-English exercises
- Appendix A: Consonants of Biblical Hebrew
- Appendix B: Vowels of Biblical Hebrew
- Appendix C: Genesis 22:1-19 (conversationally paced reading)
- Appendix D: Chart and flow sheet for finding the root of weak verbs
- Verbal paradigms
- Complete answer key for English-to-Hebrew and Hebrew-to English exercises

Excellent textbook for students who wish to progress beyond using simple reference works and ideal for those who wish to read the Hebrew Bible deeply, widely, and accurately, as well as for any who wish to pursue advanced studies in the Hebrew Scriptures.

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Basics of Ancient Ugaritic: A Concise Grammar, Workbook, and Lexicon

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Basics of Ancient Ugaritic is a teaching grammar of this ancient language, one of vital importance for understanding the wider world and culture surrounding the Old Testament text. It begins with the alphabet, and each new lesson builds on the ones before it. It is not, therefore, a synthetic Ugaritic grammar--these types of texts often prove to be overwhelming for students.

Instead, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic can be used for learning the language by individuals on their own or in a classroom setting. Each chapter concludes with a set of exercises allowing students to know whether they are grasping the fundamentals of the language.

In short, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic represents an ideal first text for entering the larger world of Semitic languages.

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BASICS OF BIBLICAL ARAMAIC

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There are 269 verses in the Old Testament written in Aramaic, not in Hebrew. Most of the verses are found in Daniel and Ezra. Basics of Biblical Aramaic follows the same easy-to-understand style found the widely-used Basics of Biblical Hebrew and includes everything you need to learn Biblical Aramaic. This book is designed for those who already have a working knowledge of Biblical Hebrew. Basics of Biblical Aramaic features: -Complete lexicon of Biblical Aramaic -Complete annotated text of all 269 Bible verses written in Aramaic -Chapter exercises -Answer key

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Basics of Biblical Aramaic Video Lectures: A Complete Course for the Beginner

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Basics of Biblical Aramaic Video Lectures provides 22 easy-to-follow lessons (on 3 DVDs) introducing the most neglected biblical language. Integrated for use with one of today's bestselling Aramaic textbooks, it is an ideal resource for formal Aramaic language students wanting additional help in their learning; for instructors wanting to devote classroom time to drills and exercises, giving them a lecture tool their students can watch on their own time; and for armchair students of biblical Aramaic with an interest in learning on their own.

Designed for students who already have a working knowledge of Hebrew, each lecture is approximately half an hour and is taught by experienced teacher Miles V. Van Pelt using a logical and simple method of learning biblical Aramaic. Focused on the structural pattern of biblical Aramaic over rote memorization, Van Pelt's lectures will give students in formal language classes and self-learners alike the basic understanding they need to begin studying the 269 Aramaic verses in the Old Testament and Aramaic in other ancient texts.

Session Titles and Runtimes:

1 - Alphabet (15 min)

2 - Vowels (21 min)

3 - Syllabification (30 min)

4 - Nouns: Absolute State (23 min)

5 - Nouns: Determined State (14 min)

6 - Nouns: Construct State (21 min)

7 - Conjunctions and Prepositions (17 min)

8 - Pronominal Suffixes (17 min)

9 - Pronouns (23 min)

10 - Adjectives and Numbers (14 min)

11 - Adverbs and Participles (11 min)

12 - Introduction to Aramaic Verbs (14 min)

13 - Peal Perfect (29 min)

14 - Peal Imperfect (28 min)

15 - Peal Imperative (11 min)

16 - Peal Infinitive Construct (18 min)

17 - Peal Participle (28 min)

18 - Peil, Hithpeel, Ithpeel, Stems (21 min)

19 - Pael Stem (19 min)

20 - Hithpaal, Ithpaal (12 min)

21 - Haphel Stem (15 min)

22 - Aphel, Shaphel, Hophal (16 min)

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BASICS OF BIBLICAL HEBREW 2ND ED

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Features of Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, Second Edition text:
- Combines the best of inductive and deductive approaches
- Uses actual examples from the Hebrew Old Testament rather than "made-up" illustrations
- Emphasizes the structural pattern of the Hebrew language rather than rote memorization, resulting in a simple, enjoyable, and effective learning process
- Colored text highlights particles added to nouns and verbs, allowing easy recognition of new forms
- Chapters Two (Hebrew Vowels), Nine (Pronominal Suffixes), Seventeen (Waw Consecutive), Eighteen (Imperative, Cohortative, and Jussive), and Twenty-Three (Issues of Sentence Syntax) are revised and expanded
- Section of appendices and study aids is clearly marked for fast reference
- Larger font and text size make reading easier

Numerous student and instructor resources for Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar are available on Zondervan's resource website located at www.ZondervanAcademic.com.

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Basics of Biblical Hebrew Video Lectures: A Complete Course for the Beginner

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Basics of Biblical Hebrew Video Lectures provides 36 easy-to-follow lessons (6 DVDs) introducing the grammar and language of the Hebrew Bible. Integrated for use with today's bestselling Hebrew text, it is an ideal resource for traditional students in need of additional instruction; for professors, who can now utilize precious classroom time for discussion and exercises--and have students watch lectures at home; and for self-learners and homeschoolers with an interest in learning Hebrew on their own.

Each lesson is approximately half an hour and is taught by experienced teacher Miles V. Van Pelt using a logical and simple method of learning biblical Hebrew, an approach he's refined over more than 20 years of studying and instructing students in biblical languages. Focused on the structural pattern of biblical Hebrew instead of tedious memorization, each video session will give students in formal language classes and self-learners alike the basic understanding they need to begin studying the Hebrew Scriptures.

Session titles and Runtimes:

1 - The Hebrew Alphabet (63 min)

2 - The Hebrew Vowels (45 min)

3 - Syllabification and Pronunciation (66 min)

4 - Hebrew Nouns (62 min)

5 - Definite Article and Conjunction Waw (30 min)

6 - Hebrew Prepositions (28 min)

7 - Hebrew Adjectives (30 min)

8 - Hebrew Pronouns (35 min)

9 - Hebrew Pronominal Suffixes (36 min)

10 - Hebrew Construct Chain (43 min)

11 - Hebrew Numbers (15 min)

12 - Introduction to Hebrew Verbs (22 min)

13 - Qal Perfect - Strong Verbs (37 min)

14 - Qal Perfect - Weak Verbs (31 min)

15 - Qal Imperfect - Strong Verbs (18 min)

16 - Qal Imperfect - Weak Verbs (37 min)

17 - Waw Consecutive (31 min)

18 - Qal Imperative, Cohortative, and Jussive (32 min)

19 - Pronominal Suffixes and Verbs (26 min)

20 - Qal Infinitive Construct (44 min)

21 - Qal Infinitive Absolute (19 min)

22 - Qal Participle (35 min)

23 - Issues of Sentence Syntax (32 min)

24 - The Niphal Stem - Strong Verbs (33 min)

25 - The Niphal Stem - Weak Verbs (23 min)

26 - The Piel Stem - Strong Verbs (21 min)

27 - The Piel Stem - Weak Verbs (13 min)

28 - The Pual Stem - Strong Verbs (12 min)

29 - The Pual Stem - Weak Verbs (10 min)

30 - The Hiphil Stem - Strong Verbs (26 min)

31 - The Hiphil Stem - Weak Verbs (23 min)

32 - The Hophal Stem - Strong Verbs (16 min)

33 - The Hophal Stem - Weak Verbs (15 min)

34 - The Hithpael Stem - Strong Verbs (27 min)

35 - The Hithpael Stem - Weak Verbs (10 min)

36 - An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (48 min)

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November 10, 2012

BASICS OF BIBLICAL HEBREW WBK 2ND ED

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The Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook has just gotten better. In order to keep students from becoming discouraged, especially in the beginning stages, the authors have decided to give more vocabulary aid, so students do not have to spend all their time trying to look up words in a dictionary. Many of the minor changes in this workbook have come as a result of professor and student feedback.

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Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook 2nd Edition

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The Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook has just gotten better. In order to keep students from becoming discouraged, especially in the beginning stages, the authors have decided to give more vocabulary aid, so students do not have to spend all their time trying to look up words in a dictionary. Many of the minor changes in this workbook have come as a result of professor and student feedback.

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Basics of Classical Syriac Complete Grammar Workbook & Lexicon

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BEGINNING BIBLICAL HEBREW

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