Foreword Abbreviations Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - The Hebrew Alphabet and Masoretic Signs Chapter 3 - Word, Clause and Text in Biblical Hebrew: A Survey Chapter 4 - The Verb Chapter 5 - The Noun Chapter 6 - The Other Word Classes Chapter 7 - Word Order Glossary Bibliography Index
This new and fully revised edition is a go-to resource for students of the Hebrew Bible and language, both advanced and beginners.
Christo H. J. van der Merwe is a professor in the Department of Ancient Studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He specializes in Biblical Hebrew, Bible Translation and Cognitive Linguistics. Jacobus A. Naude is senior professor in the Department of Hebrew at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He has published extensively on the diachronic syntax of Pre-Modern Hebrew as well as on alterity and orality in religious translation. Jan H. Kroeze is professor in Information Systems in the School of Computing at the University of South Africa, South Africa.
`A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar deserves praise for
integrating traditional knowledge of Biblical Hebrew with recent
thinking in general linguistics. This second and entirely revised
edition will continue to serve all those who wish to base biblical
exegesis on a sound analysis of the source language.' * JAN
JOOSTEN, Regius Professor of Hebrew, Oxford University, United
`This is now the best reference grammar of Biblical Hebrew bar none! The authors have produced and utilised the latest linguistic research to improve every area (phonology, morphology, syntax, macrosyntax) and to expand the grammar so that questions can be answered now that were never answered previously. I endorse this work enthusiastically.' * PETER J. GENTRY, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA *
`The thoroughly-revised second edition of A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar is without doubt the new gold standard for students and scholars of Biblical Hebrew. Its clear format, accessible prose and comprehensive coverage belie a great deal of linguistic sophistication, though the authors wear their scholarship lightly. They successfully draw from the diversity of contemporary approaches to the study of language - functionalist, formalist, cognitive, typological - yet keep the phenomena of the language itself "front and centre", making this grammar user-friendly without any loss of complexity.' * MATTHEW ANSTEY, Charles Sturt University School of Theology, Australia *
Christo van der Merwe and Jacobus Naude's new edition of A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar is fully conversant in contemporary linguistics and grounded in the authors' deep, intricate knowledge of the language data. Their work needs to be on the digital shelf of anyone studying the Hebrew Bible or biblical languages. This is arguably the most important grammar of Hebrew to be published in several decades. * Michael Aubrey, Linguist, Editor of Koine-Greek.com *