- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (30 Aug. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310251575
- ISBN-13: 978-0310251576
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.2 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew: A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible Paperback – 30 Aug 2006
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From the Back Cover
A Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew is the ideal next-step resource for the student who has completed a year of elementary Hebrew, or it can be used as a refresher for the pastor or scholar whose language skills have diminished due to lack of use. Immersion in the language is the best way to reinforce what you have already learned and to gain greater proficiency in using the language for exegesis and preaching. A Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew is a structured introduction to the reading of biblical Hebrew texts. Through these readings, you will be able to review basic Hebrew grammar, become familiar with issues of intermediate grammar, and gain confidence in handling the Hebrew text. The readings chosen for inclusion, which are arranged generally in order of increasing difficulty, span the whole of the Old Testament and represent some of the most important Old Testament texts from the standpoint of biblical history, theology, and exegesis. The many notes that accompany the text include information on grammar, exegetically significant constructions, vocabulary words, idioms, bibliographic information, and more. Parsing exercises are included with each reading, and there is room for you to write your own English translation.
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.
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There are 30 shortish Hebrew texts to read, arranged in increasing order of difficulty. Each text is accompanied by parsing exercises and notes on the grammatical forms found in the text.
Many of the texts included in this book are likely to be familiar to anyone with a background in reading the Bible in English, for example the burning bush (Exodus), the Shema (Deuteronomy), the new covenant (Jeremiah) and Psalm 23. I think the familiarity of the texts used is helpful and likely to keep readers of this book motivated.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to continue their Hebrew.
I recommend this to anyone wanting to move on to the second or third step in Biblical Hebrew.
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