This book is an introduction to Biblical Hebrew for the beginner. Its purpose is to enable thebeginner to learn to read the Old Testament Scriptures in their original language, except the Aramaic passages. The student will learn basic grammar, syntax, and word inflection. Beginning in Chapter 4, the student will be translating Genesis 22-27 along with the use of the text. This is a text that is only an introduction to the main elements of the Hebrew language. It assumes that this will be taught by a teacher and does not have an answer key to the exercises.
An easy-to-use textbook for beginners who want to learn the basic Hebrew of the Bible. Consists of 32 lessons that include instruction and exercises. Paper.
Dr. Harvey E. Finley was born in Wooster, Ohio. He attended Olivet Nazarene College and Oberlin College; the latter granted him an A.B. in U.S. history and political science. He received his B.D. from McCormick Theological Seminary, where he began the study of Hebrew under Professors Ovid R. Sellers and G. Ernest Wright. He completed doctoral studies in ancient Near Eastern languages, archaeology, and history under Professor William F. Albright at the Johns Hopkins University, which conferred on him the Ph.D. degree. He has contributed articles to denominational periodicals, the commentaries on 1 and 2 Kings in the Beacon Bible Commentary, and served as a member of the translation team which produced the Old Testament of the New American Standard Bible. At Nazarene Theological Seminary he serves also as registrar and director of the annual Biblical Studies Institute. He has been on the NTS faculty since 1954, and has offered courses in Hebrew each year. Dr. Charles D. Isbell was born in Marksville, La. He received the B.A. in religion and M.A. in New Testament Greek at Bethany Nazarene College. He received the B.D. in Old Testament and Hebrew at Nazarene Theological Seminary, where he also began teaching Hebrew. He studied under Professor Cyrus Gordon at Brandeis University, receiving his Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and cognate studies. He has contributed articles to learned journals and to denominational periodicals. He is the author of Corpus of the Aramaic Incantation Bowls (1975). He began teaching at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1972 after completing his doctoral studies.
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