[b-hebrew] Aprisa Old Word Hebrew Program

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Tue Mar 22 05:45:27 EST 2005

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 10:32:01 +0000 (GMT) Tigran Aivazian
<tigran at bibles.org.uk> writes:
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005, Steve Miller wrote:
> > Lastly, could anyone recommend a PC program for studying the 
> Hebrew Bible
> > and Biblical Hebrew?
> I would recommend to AVOID using computers for studying Biblical 
> Hebrew, 
> because it is too much strain on the eyes. Your eyes are a precious 
> resource give to you by God and it is best to use them for reading 
> books 
> printed on paper than on the screen. So, to study Biblical Hebrew I 
> recommend the following grammars:
> J. Weingreen, Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew.
> Gesenius. Hebrew Grammar (though his ungodly so-called "scholar" 
> remarks 
> may cause you to vomit --- on the other hand, if you read much of 
> what is 
> said on b-hebrew and don't vomit then you'll be ok :)
> As for studying the Hebrew Bible (I assume you mean Massoretic 
> "lore") I 
> recommend:
> 1. Eliyahu haLevi, Massoret haMassoret. A valuable treatise written 
> in 
> 16th century with lots of notes by Ginsburg (includes both the 
> original 
> rabbinic Hebrew text and English translation)
> 2. Yaakov ben Chayim ibn Adoniyah, Introduction to the Rabbinic 
> Bible.
> Again, lots of useful notes by Ginsburg and an English translation 
> alongside the Hebrew original.
> 3. C.D. Ginsburg, Introduction to the Massoretico-Critical edition 
> of the 
> Hebrew Bible
> (all these books are freely available from bibles.org.uk e-library, 
> of 
> course)
> There are many "modern" books on the subject, such as those by Tov, 
> Wurthwein, Paul Kahle and many others but they are all "junk", i.e. 
> are 
> good if you want to be a "modern hebrew scholar" (i.e. blind leader 
> of the 
> blind) but absolutely no use if you want to be a servant of the Lord 
> God 
> of Israel who studies the Hebrew Scriptures in order to keep and do 
> according to all that is given to our fathers by the hand of Moses.
> Shalom
> Tigran
> _______________________________________________

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