Item description for Linguistic Analysis of Biblical Hebrew by Sue Groom...
Overview Many linguistic tools and methods are applied to biblical texts in order to gain meaning from them. Such applications do not always take into account the perspective of the investigators, the presuppositions of the method used and the nature of the material to which it is applied. These are all factors that influence the meaning obtained from the text. Sue Groom takes us through the pitfalls and limitations of the various methods available and considers textual transmission, diachronic and dialectical variation and the impact these have on the relationship between reader, author and text. Combining a critical account of long established approaches to Hebrew meanings with a lucid introduction to newer and more recent methods such as lexical semantics and text linguistics, this illuminating read will be of interest to those who have previously studied Hebrew as well as those who know no Hebrew or would like to start somewhere.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.73 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2007
Publisher AUTHENTIC UK
ISBN 1842271644 ISBN13 9781842271643
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A smooth beginning... a dense ending Jan 8, 2008
Sue Groom tackles a difficult subject in Linguistic Analysis of Biblical Hebrew, and in a short space, the application of modern linguistic analysis on an ancient (and unspoken) language. Part one is highly readable and for beginners in the topic. In Part two, Groom gets denser but still remains in the realm of a layman's comprehension. It is only in Part three where the text gets nearly unreadable due to the overabundance of unexplained technical language. This makes Linguistic Analysis a work which is overwhelmingly for the semi-specialist in the field; the novice should be prepared to do some work here or stay away from this dense but smartly written book.
Good Work on New Methodologies Nov 20, 2003
Rev. Groom offers an intermediate Biblical Hebrew student a good view of modern linguistic insight into Biblical interpretation. Developments in lexical semantics and text-linguistics are presented in a readable fashion. She deals with important questions of data, method, and most importantly provides an integrated algorithm for the student who may be confused about how old and new methods fit together.