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The Vocabulary Guide to Biblical Hebrew Paperback – August 10, 2003
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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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As for the book, the authors provide plenty of lists and ways to organize words to allow for multiple focused approaches to building up Biblical Hebrew vocabulary -- for example a frequency based word list for words appearing at least 10 times, a word list arranged by a common root, lists of nouns, lists of verbs (all verbs alphabetically and arranged by a verb type and stem...), statistical distributions of occurrences, etc.... Although I do wish it had even more list, such as a list of all hapax words for each section of the Tanakh for example, I do realize that it is beyond the scope of this book as intended by the authors. I highly recommend this book.
The second list is a grouping of words that have the same root so that you can begin to see relationships in meanings and contexts.
The rest of the lists are arranged by type of word (adverbs, verbs, weak verbs and many more categories and also includes lists of words that have the same meaning). Did you think it would be easy?
My 4 stars are quite personal.....I think the book becomes more helpful as I become more proficient in reading.
Usefullness depends on your own personal learning style eg. memorization or immersion, but a good addition to a learner's library.
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Although I did not like the paper because it seems like old paper, I find this book a really useful tool when it comes to looking for words and their roots.Published 6 months ago by Christian Pinto
This are the cream of the crop when comes to Biblical Hebrew vocabulary. Explanations are clear!!Published 9 months ago by calledoutwithwords
I have found this book very beneficial in doing the homework in the workbook assignments as well as with reading the Hebrew Bible.Published 10 months ago by B. Drake
When learning a new language, one might ask "what vocabulary MUST I know to get by." Why should I waste time on memorizing a word that only occurs once when I can look it... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Josiah David