Enables students of biblical Hebrew to grasp the basic concepts of English grammar so that they can transfer those concepts to Hebrew.
One of the biggest hurdles students encounter while learning biblical languages is that they've forgotten the English grammar and terminology they were taught a long time ago (if they were taught it at all). Concepts like verb tense and voice, relative pronouns, antecedents, and adjectival substantives, may sound like familiar terms but seem foreign when it's time to put them into practice.
English Grammar to Ace Biblical Hebrew reacquaints students and ministry leaders alike with the necessary English grammar in this concise and easy-to-read format, which includes:
- Chapter-end exercises.
- Tips for studying Hebrew.
- A glossary of terms.
- A list of additional Hebrew resources for further learning.
Exhaustive in scope, this is also a great resource to grab for specific reference points so you can spend time focusing on learning Hebrew and applying your learning to exegesis and biblical study.
This book is a companion to English Grammar to Ace New Testament Greek by Samuel Lamerson.
About the Author
Miles Van Pelt (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, where he also serves as academic dean. Miles lives in Madison, Mississippi, with his wife, Laurie, and their four children.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
1. Alphabet: Time to Learn about Your ABCs
2. Vowels: Time to Check the Oil!
3. Nouns: Name It, and Claim It
4. The, And, Of: Are You Kidding Me?
5. Prepositions: Watch Where You Sit
6. Adjectives: Our Theology Requires Modification
7. Pronouns: Grammatical Stunt Doubles
8. The Sentence: Parts Is Parts!
9. Mood, Tense, Aspect: Understanding Verb Psychology
10. Person, Gender, Number: Understanding Verb Reference
11. Voice and Action: Understanding Verb Verbalization
12. Imperative: Clause Commandos
13. Infinitives: To Be or Not To Be, That Is the Infinitive
14. Participles: Those Verbs That End with -ING
Glossary of Terms
Part of a two-course series, Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1 will introduce you to the vocabulary and grammar of classical Hebrew, so you can begin studying the Old Testament in its original language.
The second part of a two-course series, Basics of Biblical Hebrew 2 picks up where Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1 leaves off, digging deeper into the vocabulary and grammar of classical Hebrew. Together, these two courses equip you to begin studying the Old Testament in its original language.