Readings in Biblical Hebrew

An Intermediate Textbook

Ehud Ben Zvi, Maxine Hancock, and Richard A. Beinert

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September 10, 1993
256 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
ISBN: 9780300055733
Cloth

This textbook will teach students who have completed an introductory course in Hebrew how to read and interpret biblical texts from the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. It can be used in intermediate-level university or seminary classes or by students working alone.

The book presents texts drawn from the complete range of biblical literature, exposing the student to all the major styles of Hebrew found in the Bible. It also provides extensive explanations of the chosen texts, focusing on structure, genre, literary devices, and accents. There are assignments for classroom use, and space is available for student responses. The book includes topics for further thought and suggestions for further reading on specific issues.

Ehud Ben Zvi is assistant professor of Hebrew at the University of Alberta. 

A selection of the Jewish Book Club

"There is certainly a need for a work of this nature, for there is no intermediate textbook for biblical Hebrew currently available. The book will be helpful in courses of biblical Hebrew and to students wishing to learn outside a classroom structure."—George M. Landes, Union Theological Seminary

"Readings in Biblical Hebrew fills a long standing void in the teaching of biblical Hebrew. . . . The authors help lay the foundation for a new generation of biblical scholarship."—Roger Jay Kaplan, Modern Language Journal

"This textbook fills a serious void, providing a good bridge from an introductory grammar class to actual biblical reading. . . . Those who invest their time in what this book has to offer will be richly rewarded."—Frederick E. Greenspan, Religious Studies Review

"This volume is highly recommended as a textbook for intermediate Hebrew or Hebrew reading courses. Those wishing to brush up on their Hebrew and move to a higher level of competence in reading and interpretation will find this book's inductive approach and workbook format user-friendly."—Robert B. Chisholm, Jr., Bibliotheca Sacra

"After a student has completed his introductory course on Hebrew, this could be a valuable tool to help him move on deeper into the language."—Mid-America Theological Journal

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