How Biblical Languages Work: A Student's Guide to Learning Hebrew & Greek
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How Biblical Languages Work: A Student's Guide to Learning Hebrew & Greek  -     By: Peter James Silzer, Thomas John Finley

How Biblical Languages Work: A Student's Guide to Learning Hebrew & Greek

Kregel Publications / 2004 / Paperback

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The task of learning biblical languages can be very daunting but extremely rewarding. How Biblical Languages Work introduces students to principles that will assist them to understand the ins and outs of languages in general that can be applied to biblical Greek and biblical Hebrew. This is a great resource to begin the process toward reading the Bible in its original languages.

Peter James Silzer has worked in linguistics and Bible translation since 1972 and now teaches in the School of Intercultural Studies at Biola University in La Mirada, California, on behalf of the Summer Institute of Linguistins and Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Thomas John Finley is professor of Old Testament and Semitics at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He the editor of A Bilingual Concordance to the Targum of the Prophets: Ezekiel and author of commentaries on Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Micah.

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Title: How Biblical Languages Work: A Student's Guide to Learning Hebrew & Greek
By: Peter James Silzer, Thomas John Finley
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 258
Vendor: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 X .50 (inches)
Weight: 12 ounces
ISBN: 0825426448
ISBN-13: 9780825426445
Stock No: WW426448

Publisher's Description

A practical and easy-to-understand guide to the logical structure of both Hebrew and Greek. Ideal for biblical language students.

Author Bio

Peter James Silzer (Ph.D., Australian National University) has been a member of the Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics since 1972. He served as a linguist and Bible translator in Asia from 1975-1992, and taught linguistics and Bible translation at Biola University on behalf of SIL and Wycliffe from 1992-2005. Thomas John Finley (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) is professor of Old Tesament and Semitics at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada California. He is the editor of A Bilingual Concordance to the Targum of th eProphets: Ezekiel and author of commentaries on Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Micah.

Editorial Reviews

" Students and others who want to study biblical languages will find this a helpful tool. The authors discuss the basic principles of language: morphemes, phonemes, verbs, nouns, phrases, and clauses. They further explain how semantics, figurative language, context, and sentence structure work to produce meaningful thought. An understanding of these terms greatly facilitates the mastery of Greek and Hebrew. -- Pulpit Helps

It is an ideal supplement to the first-year Hebrew and Greek student or any student seeking to do better Bible word studies. This book includes practical exercises, a glossary of terms, resources for further study, and a listing of helpful Internet sites relating to languages. -- Book Marks

It is an ideal supplement to the first-year Hebrew and Greek student or any student seeking to do better Bible word studies. This book includes practical exercises, a glossary of terms, resources for further study, and a listing of helpful Internet sites relating to languages. -- Book Marks

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