Biblical Hebrew Syntax Help
dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu Jun 10 11:28:13 EDT 1999
Jim West wrote:
> Sure. First, the best thing to do to familiarize yourself with syntax is
> read the Hebrew Bible- or get yourself a NT in Hebrew- that is really a
> tremendous boon for comprehension of Hebrew. Then, and only after you have
> done a few months of reading in the Hebrew text, get Weingreen's grammar and
> work through it. He discusses syntax in a very comprehensive manner.
> Finally, when you finish Weingreen (all the while reading Hebrew every day)
> get Gesenius' grammar and work through it.
Mmmmm, I'd be inclined to suggest Waltke & O'Connor over
Gesenius. It's more up-to-date and much easier to read. There are
some things they don't cover that you can only find in Gesenius,
but I would tackle these things after working through W&O.
And definitely read every day, even if it's just a couple of verses at
first. You'll be amazed at the results.
A Bible that's falling apart means a life that isn't.
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