Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Building Your Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary: Learning Words by Frequency and Cognate (Resources for Biblical Study) [Paperback]

By George M. Landes (Author)
Our Price $ 16.76  
Retail Value $ 19.95  
You Save $ 3.19  (16%)  
Item Number 113603  
Buy New $16.76
Available on the Internet only.

Resources for Biblical Study - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  History of Biblical Interpretation   $ 26.03   In Stock  
  Extracanonical Sayings of Jesus (Resources for Biblical Study)   $ 28.40   In Stock  
  Lexical Semantics of the Greek New Testament (Resources for Biblical Study)   $ 26.03   In Stock  
  A Latin-Greek Index of the Vulgate New Testament (Resources for Biblical Study)   $ 26.03   In Stock  
  Old Testament Exegesis: A Guide to the Methodology, Second Edition (Resources for Biblical Study)   $ 15.76   In Stock  
  Building Your Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary: Learning Words by Frequency and Cognate (Resources for Biblical Study)   $ 16.76   In Stock  
  Reading the Book of Revelation: A Resource for Students (Resources for Biblical Study)   $ 15.76   In Stock  
  Trajectories in Near Eastern Apocalyptic: A Postrabbinic Jewish Apocalypse Reader (Resources for Biblical Study)   $ 23.66   In Stock  
  Hebrew for Biblical Interpretation (Resources for Biblical Study)   $ 27.61   In Stock  
  Teaching the Bible   $ 31.56   In Stock  
  New Currents through John: A Global Perspective (Resources for Biblical Study) (Resources for Biblical Study)   $ 23.66   In Stock  
  Myth and Scripture   $ 31.04   In Stock  
  Abiding Words   $ 33.56   In Stock  

Item description for Building Your Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary: Learning Words by Frequency and Cognate (Resources for Biblical Study) by George M. Landes...

Building Your Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary: Learning Words by Frequency and Cognate (Resources for Biblical Study) by George M. Landes

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Society of Biblical Literature
Pages   218
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.04" Width: 6.44" Height: 0.55"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 9, 2001
Publisher   Society of Biblical Literature
ISBN  1589830032  
ISBN13  9781589830035  

Availability  81 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 21, 2016 07:40.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About George M. Landes

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!

George M. Landes has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Dissertation (Paperback)
  2. Resources for Biblical Study

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Books & Reading > Reference
2Books > Subjects > Reference > Encyclopedias > Literature
3Books > Subjects > Reference > Foreign Languages > Instruction > Instruction
4Books > Subjects > Reference > General
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > General

Similar Products

Reviews - What do customers think about Building Your Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary: Learning Words by Frequency and Cognate (Resources for Biblical Study)?

warming trend  Dec 27, 2007
It's hard to establish where exactly we are these days with regard to learning the biblical languages. On the hand poisonous trends like the cult of relevancy afflict our university and seminary curricula, reducing them to what someone considers 'practical' with no attention to historical depth, the damning pace of change, and epistemological humility. More benign trends, such as the proliferation of non-ordination-track M.A. degrees in dozens of ministry fields sometimes push in the same direction.

On the other hand, the finest seminaries, complete with faculties dedicated to biblical studies that include the biblical languages, suggest that the sky is hardly falling. In line with this enrollment surge comes the gigantic wave of publication of grammars and tools intended to introduce the theological student to the biblical languages. In the English-speaking world at least, nothing like the present bonanza has ever been seen.

Enter George Landes' BUILDING YOUR BIBLICAL HEBREW VOCABULARY, an entry in the Society of Biblical Literature's useful Resources for Biblical Study series. Following a helpful introduction to how Hebrew words--particularly *verbs*--are formed, the bulk of Landes' offering is a superbly user-friendly presentation of groups of Hebrew words of which one or more members occur frequently in the Bible.

This is something of a hybrid presentation of the biblical Hebrew inventory and one that I find quite useful. It takes up and employs two different systems for listing vocabulary. The first criterion is frequency of use. It is obviously a decision of economy for the student to dedicate his or her time to those words he is going to encounter most frequently in the biblical text.

But then Landes employs a second criterion, that of association. Words that are cognate or otherwise formally related to the frequently-occurring word are listed along with it. This allows the student to pick up less high-frequency words along with the member of the family that occurs frequently. Because meaning often shadows form, the student will use that aspect of the memory that links clusters of words together around shared meaning to increase his intake of new words.

The linguistic purists among us will object that this favors commonality of form and is a version of the old etymological fallacy lurking right at the point of the young student's greatest vulnerability. No matter. The risk of misleading the learner, it seems to me, is slim. Whatever slight damage may be done by insinuating synonymity on the basis of formal similarity can be undone later with little effort.

Landes scatters this method across three major lists of word clusters.

SBL deserves commendation for publishing a work of great visual clarity at an affordable price.
A "Jump Start" on Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary  Oct 21, 2002
Georg Landes has a very nice synopsis of "How Hebrew Words Are Formed" as an introduction and foundation for the rest of his volume. He then provides various lists of biblical Hebrew words occuring 10 times or more(subcategorized by frequency), which group "families" of words by their verbal roots and by groups, when their verbal root is uncertain or unknown. With an emphasis on making the most of learning the high frequence words, these lists of Hebrew words with their individual English translations allow the student of the Hebrew Bible to build a vocabulary in a natural way and learning "two or three or more words for the price of one." An index of words is provided in the back.

Larry N. Baker, prof. of biblical languages
American Christian College and Seminary


Write your own review about Building Your Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary: Learning Words by Frequency and Cognate (Resources for Biblical Study)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Building Your Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary: Learning Words by Frequency and Cognate (Resources for Biblical Study)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy