According to Van Pelt, many biblical language students need to first refresh their understanding of English grammar in order to become better translators of Hebrew. With clever and engaging chapters, this resource will help students understand verb tense, voice, relative pronouns, antecedents, adjectival substantives, and more. Includes study tips, a glossary, and suggested resources. 112 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 112 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.30 (inches) ISBN: 0310318319 ISBN-13: 9780310318316 Availability: In Stock
English Grammar to Ace Biblical Hebrew enables students of biblical Hebrew to grasp the basic concepts of English grammar that are needed in order to be able to transfer these concepts to biblical Hebrew. One of the biggest problems students encounter learning biblical languages, especially Hebrew, is that they have either forgotten or simply do not know their English grammar. Concepts such as verb tense and voice, relative pronouns, antecedents, adjectival substantives, and the like, sound like familiar terms, but may seem foreign when it's time to put them to practice. With chapters such as, 'To Be or Not To Be, that is the Infinitive' and 'Pronouns: Grammatical Stunt Doubles,' this book is both clever and engaging. All Hebrew students will become better translators---and ultimately better pastors and leaders---with the help of this book. Tips for studying Hebrew, a glossary, and a list of additional Hebrew resources is also provided. This book is a companion to English Grammar to Ace New Testament Greek by Samuel Lamerson.
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 the Director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages and Academic Dean. Miles lives in Madison, Mississippi, with his wife, Laurie, and their four children.