Item description for Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation (Resources for Biblical Study, No. 48) by Arthur Walker-Jones...
Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation introduces elementary Hebrew with a focus on the skills needed for informed biblical exegesis. This innovative textbook, which combines the features of a traditional grammar with the insights of language education from applied linguistics, offers clear and concise discussions of grammatical concepts as well as guided exercises in reading and interpreting the Hebrew Bible. All words occurring more than 100 times in the Hebrew Bible are taught in descending order of frequency, and attention to grammatical clues reduces the need for rote memorization of paradigms. The integration of grammar and exegesis motivates students and makes this textbook well suited to seminary and undergraduate courses in which scholarly biblical exegesis is the primary goal of language acquisition.
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GREAT AS AN ADDITIONAL GRAMMAR! Dec 6, 2006
This Hebrew Grammar is not thorough enough to be used as an independent introductory Hebrew Grammar. I used Page Kelley's Introductory Hebrew Grammar along with the companion handbook to work independently. Kelley's grammar equipped me to skip Hebrew I and II at seminary. But reading Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation along with a solid grammar can be a rewarding exercise. One of the great things about the grammar is that it gives you more than morphology, phonolgy, and some syntax--it actually involves you in the exegetical process that scholars and students alike engage in. One is introduced to the sigla of the masoretic text. If one is looking for a manageable review this book is for you.
Excellent Introduction Jun 27, 2005
This is a good introduction to Biblical Hebrew, or alternatively, a good review for someone that has been away from the language for a while, and is returning. Its strongest point is that every other chapter involves some aspect of Biblical studies (and is not strictly about grammar). This provides a grounding in the language that conventional grammars do not have. Because of this, this book is a good spring board for further studies in Biblical Hebrew.