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

Voorkant
Kregel Academic - 258 pagina's
A practical and easy to understand guide to learning both Hebrew and Greek. Ideal for Biblical language scholars. This book provides the first practical beginner's guide to the main components of biblical Hebrew and Greek. It will bring the reader through various organizational structures in Hebrew and Greek using insights gained from years of linguistic and biblical experience. The authors intend this book to be used as a tool to supplement traditional courses in Hebrew and Greek, and to show that these languages are organized in much the same way as other languages. The last chapter includes tips to help each reader learn in his own way. Written by two extremely well-qualified linguists. Uses helpful learning methods by moving from known (English) to unknown (biblical languages). Ideal companion to first-year grammars. Provides a key for getting the most out of both Hebrew and Greek
 

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I was hoping this book would help me tie together what I've learned in Hebrew and Greek, but it was at a much more basic level than I thought it would be. Having gone past the basic morphology and ... Volledige review lezen

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Telling Stories and Writing Letters Understanding Discourse
143
Discourse Types
148
Discourse Tools
153
Summary and Preview
157
Exercises
158
What Do You Mean? Its Just Semantics
160
How Can a Word Have More Than One Meaning?
163
How Are Words Related?
166

Can You Spell That? Reading and Writing
39
How Writing Works
40
Three Types of Writing Systems
44
The Sounds of Language
45
The Sounds of Hebrew
53
The Sounds of Greek
66
The Semitic Origin of the Greek and English Alphabets
69
The Shapes of Hebrew Greek and English Letters
70
For Further Study
72
Putting It into Words How Words Are Made
74
How We Can Understand Words
75
How We Classify Morphemes
78
How Morphemes Add Meaning
83
Affixes That Add Grammatical Information to a Word
85
Questions That Languages Ask About Nouns and Pronouns
87
Questions That Languages Ask About Verbs
89
Hebrew Morphology
91
Greek Morphology
98
Comparing Hebrew Greek and English Morphology
105
Putting Inflection and Derivation Together
106
Classifying Languages
113
Summary and Preview
115
Exercises
116
Putting Words Together Phrases and Clauses
118
Putting Words in Groups
119
Analyzing Phrases and Clauses
121
Picturing Phrases and Clauses
124
Forming Phrases
125
Classifying Languages by Word Order
135
Summary and Preview
141
For Further Study
142
What About Figurative Language?
175
When Is Language Ambiguous?
180
How Is a Sentence Like a Play?
182
How Does Context Relate to Language?
186
How Do We Get Things Done with Language?
188
Summary and Preview
190
Internet Resources
191
Variety Is the Spice of Life Dialects and Change
194
Why Do People Speak Differently?
195
Why Do Languages Change?
197
How Do We Know When Languages Are Related?
201
Summary and Preview
207
Exercises
208
Practical Ways to Study and Learn the Biblical Languages
209
Separating the Children from the Adults
210
Are You Motivated? Yes
213
How Your Personality Type Affects Learning
214
Seeing Hearing and Doing
215
Setting Goals in Language Learning
219
How Can I Learn All Those Words?
222
Hints for Learning Hebrew Vocabulary
225
Hints for Learning Greek Vocabulary
226
Summary and Preview
227
For Further Study
228
Internet Resources
229
Glossary of Linguistic Terms
230
For Further Study
252
References
253
References to Linguistics and the Bible
256
References to Biblical Hebrew
258
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