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Advances in the Study of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic
Advances in the Study of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic by Benjamin J. Noonan is an introduction to issues of interest in the current world of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic scholarship. A growing knowledge of the Semitic languages and the field of linguistics continues to enhance understanding of biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. Comprehension of these items directly affects the way we read the Hebrew Bible and is therefore invaluable for those interested in the Old Testament. This book fills a gap in the field of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic linguistics and provides an accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date, and linguistically-informed investigation of the language.
Topics addressed include:
- Linguistic theories
- Lexical semantics and lexicography
- Verbal stems
- Tense, mood, and aspect in the verbal system
- Register, dialect, and code-switching
- Dating of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic texts
- Discourse analysis
- Teaching and learning Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic
Advances in the Study of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic provides an accessible introduction for students, pastors, professors, and commentators to understand these important issues.
About the Author
Benjamin J. Noonan received his PhD from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Columbia International University. Noonan is the author of the forthcoming volume, Foreign Word in the Hebrew Bible Linguistic Evidence for Foreign Contact in Ancient Israel.