9780300101034 / 0300101031

Biblical Hebrew, Second Ed. (SET) (Yale Language Series)


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Publisher:Yale University Press, 2004



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This revised edition of the best-selling Biblical Hebrew is thoroughly updated and augmented for a new generation of students. Designed for use in a two-semester course, the books fifty-five lessons are constructed around Biblical verses or segments and arranged in order of increasing complexity. At the successful completion of the course, students will be well equipped to tackle prose passages on their own.

Biblical Hebrew is part of a comprehensive learning program that includes a 3-CD audio program and a companion volume, the Supplement for Enhanced Comprehension. The CDs present the alphabet, vowels, readings and cantillations of biblical passages, songs to assist with memorizing grammar concepts, selections from Psalms performed in a variety of musical styles, and all the vocabulary words from English to Hebrew. The Supplement offers reinforcement and review exercises along with more detailed and deeper discussion of topics treated briefly in the textbook.

Features of the components:
The text:
Readings of extended Biblical texts
Annotations to assist with difficult passages
Notes on literary style, text criticism, and issues of translation
  Emphasis on analyzing forms, learning to use an academic dictionary, memorizing paradigms and vocabulary
  Vocabulary lists
  Extensive glossary 
 Verb and preposition charts
  Song lyrics
  On-line answer key
The CDs:
   The alphabet and vowels
   Short readings followed by longer passages
   Catchy songs to assist with memorizing paradigms and grammar concepts
   Assigned texts cantillated according to masoretic notation
   Thirty-six songs, mostly from Psalms, performed in a variety of styles
   All vocabulary words recorded from English to Hebrew
The Supplement:·        
   Opportunities for reinforcement and review
   Further detail on topics covered lightly in the textbook
   Additional vocabulary exercises


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