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Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew: A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible Paperback – August 13, 2006
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About the Author
Miles Van Pelt (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, where he also serves as Academic Dean. Miles lives in Madison, Mississippi, with his wife, Laurie, and their four children.
Gary D. Pratico (ThD, Harvard Divinity School) is senior professor of Old Testament and Hebrew language at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been teaching Hebrew for more than thirty years and is coauthor with Miles V. Van Pelt of Basics of Basics of Biblical Hebrew (grammar and workbook) and The Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew.
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Top Customer Reviews
Although it's not what I initially thought it would be, I would still recommend it as a useful resource. The authors selected interesting passages from all over the OT and the explanation behind each passage is certainly helpful. The back of the book also includes an answer key to the parsing exercises. See the following list of passages covered in this book:
1. Genesis 1:1-5 In the beginning
2. Genesis 2:1-3 The seventh day
3. Genesis 26:1-6 God's promises to Isaac
4. Genesis 35:9-15 God's promises to Jacob
5. Genesis 43:1-8 Jacob sends Benjamin to Egypt
6. Exodus 3:1-12 The burning bush
7. Exodus 6:1-8 I am the Lord
8. Exodus 34:1-6 The Lord proclaims His Name
9. Leviticus 19:1-4 The demand for holiness
10. Numbers 6:22-26 Aaron's blessing
11. Deuteronomy 6:1-15 The Shema
12. Deuteronomy 11:18-23 Teach these words to your children
13. Deuteronomy 31:1-8 Be strong and courageous
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Even with a reader's dictionary and an inter-linear I come across word morphology
that seems anomalous and I get stuck.
With the Graded Reader, I have Profs. Van Pelt and Pratico standing by right
there to tell me "Yeah that word does seem strange, but the reason
there is a qamets there instead of a patach is.......
And then I keep reading! I end up pondering the text of the Bible and
not pondering about why a qamets is there.
Slowing, day by day I am learning inductively the things that
staring at a paradigm charts would take years.
The Hebrew font in this volume is large, and there are no cantilation marks
resulting in a blessedly easy to read page.
(Just to be clear, the Hebrew vowel points are there, the cantilation marks are not)
... a wonderful work...
Answer key for parsing verbs as well as verse by verse explanations of idioms, typical constructions and Hebraisms.
That's OK though. It will be good for me to look the unparsed words up and try to do that myself.
I love learning Biblical Hebrew and the opportunity it gives me to see deeper into the Word.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great Book! I have the additional book on the NT Reader. This now completes my library.
A very good material:you can practice what you're learning. Has it says, it's not for basic students.Published 6 months ago by Rangel
Wish there was a cd with this. Going from the Basic Grammar to this is helpful in reading, but more material with the lessons speaking in the Hebrew would augment this better.Published 11 months ago by C. Morris
It's a great way to review or retain fluency in the Hebrew text.Published 15 months ago by Daniel Goepfrich