[b-hebrew] Hebrew Textbooks
jnewble at gmail.com
Thu May 14 08:55:34 EDT 2009
When I began, at theological college in Holland, we used Nat-Lettinga (1972)
It is extremely thorough and very good, but for a beginner very confusing
The Pro was that it was in Dutch (not like our English Greek Wenham book).
Later, having moved to England, I re-did Hebrew by myself and I used
Weingreen. I found him very orderly and more compact, compared to Lettinga.
Just recently I bought a new book by J.W.Wesselius (in Dutch- Korte
Grammatica van het Bijbels Hebreeuws, uitgeverij Coutinho 1998), and his
'short' grammar is very compact, but I find it very helpful, perhaps because
it is in my mother-tongue again.....
----- Original Message -----
From: "JP van de Giessen" <vdgiessen at solcon.nl>
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Sent: Friday, May 08, 2009 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Hebrew Textbooks
> For your interest:
> In Dutch there is only one good book: J.P. Lettinga, Grammatica van het
> Bijbels Hebreeuws from Brill (1976, at least this is my edition) and as
> far I
> know it's used on all theological universities.
> Pro's: It's in the mother tongue (!!), many examples, lot of background
> information and it has a small dictionary.
> Contra's: Language is a little bit old-fashioned and it uses many Latin
> There is a syllabus from prof. Pieter Siebesma with many explanations of
> Latin terms and some old Dutch words.
> There are also some Dutch dictionaries, but I should suggest Peter D.H.
> Broers, Woordenboek van het Bijbels Hebreeuws from De Haan Boeken (2007)
> it is
> comparable with Gesenius, but with many new additions.
> Most students are advised to buy besides these 2 books, the normal
> English/Hebrew grammars and dictionaries. But my experience is learning a
> foreign language via an other foreign language is difficult.
> Jan Pieter van de Giessen
> Blog: http://bijbelaantekeningen.blogspot.com
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