A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (With Cd-rom)
Linguistics expert and long-time educator Hackett offers a robust introduction to biblical Hebrew grammar and the Masoretic text. All exercises from Hebrew to English are taken from the Old Testament: those in earlier lessons with slight modification suitable to the...
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Linguistics expert and long-time educator Hackett offers a robust introduction to biblical Hebrew grammar and the Masoretic text. All exercises from Hebrew to English are taken from the Old Testament: those in earlier lessons with slight modification suitable to the experience of the student; those exercises found in the later lessons are taken from the Masoretic text of the Old Testament without modification, but 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: AUDIO FILES ^
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) ^^TEXT FILES ^ 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. ^
Jo Ann Hackett (Ph.D., Harvard College) for many years Professor of the Practice of Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic Epigraphy at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is professor of Middle Eastern Studies at UT–Austin. She is the author of numerous monographs, including The Balaam Text from Tell Deir Alla; A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: with CD and has contributed to The HarperCollins Study Bible and The Oxford History of the Biblical World. Hackett is esteemed by her students for her ability to train them in both the fundamentals and intricacies of original language usage.