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Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax

Bruce K. Waltke and Michael Patrick O'Connor

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$69.50 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-931464-31-7

784 pages
1990

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax

Bruce K. Waltke and Michael Patrick O'Connor

Meeting the need for a textbook for classroom use after first year Hebrew grammar, Waltke and O’Connor integrate the results of modern linguistic study of Hebrew and years of experience teaching the subject in this book. In addition to functioning as a teaching grammar, this work will also be widely used for reference and self-guided instruction in Hebrew beyond the first formal year. Extensive discussion and explanation of grammatical points help to sort out points blurred in introductory books. More than 3,500 Biblical Hebrew examples illustrate the points of grammar under discussion. Four indexes (Scripture, Authorities cited, Hebrew words, and Topics) provide ready access to the vast array of information found in the 40 chapters. Destined to become a classic work, this long-awaited book fills a major gap among modern publications on Biblical Hebrew.

 

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Meeting the need for a textbook for classroom use after first year Hebrew grammar, Waltke and O’Connor integrate the results of modern linguistic study of Hebrew and years of experience teaching the subject in this book. In addition to functioning as a teaching grammar, this work will also be widely used for reference and self-guided instruction in Hebrew beyond the first formal year. Extensive discussion and explanation of grammatical points help to sort out points blurred in introductory books. More than 3,500 Biblical Hebrew examples illustrate the points of grammar under discussion. Four indexes (Scripture, Authorities cited, Hebrew words, and Topics) provide ready access to the vast array of information found in the 40 chapters. Destined to become a classic work, this long-awaited book fills a major gap among modern publications on Biblical Hebrew.

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Preface

1. Language and Text

2. History of the Study of Hebrew Grammar

3. Basic Concepts

4. Grammatical Units

5. Noun Patterns

6. Gender

7. Number

8. Nominative Function and Verbless Clauses

9. Genitive Function

10. Accusative Function and Related Matters

11. Prepositions

12. Apposition

13. Definiteness and Indefiniteness

14. Adjectives

15. Numerals

16. Personal Pronouns

17. Demonstratives

18. Interrogatives and Indefinites

19. Relatives

20. Introduction to the Verbal System

21. The System of Verbal Stems

22. Qal Stem

23. Niphal Stem

24. Piel Stem

25. Pual Stem

26. Hithpael Stem

27. Hiphil Stem

28. Hophal Stem

29. Introduction to the Conjugations

30. Suffix (Perfective) Conjugation

31. Prefix (Non-Perfective) Conjugation

32. Waw + Suffix Conjugation

33. Waw + Prefix Conjugation

34. Jussive, Imperative, Cohortative

35. Infinitive Absolute

36. Infinitive Construct

37. Participles

38. Subordination

39. Coordination and Clausal Adverbs

40. Exclamations and Polar Questions

Glossary

Bibliography

Indexes

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