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Cambridge Biblical Hebrew Workbook: Introductory Level (Nava Bergman) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) 9780521826310
Cambridge Biblical Hebrew Workbook: Introductory Level (Nava Bergman) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2005) 9780521826310
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Title: Cambridge Biblical Hebrew Workbook: Introductory Level

Author: Bergman, Nava

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521826310

Volumes: 1; Pages: 381

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This workbook can be used together with any elementary Biblical Hebrew grammar. It applies many of the tools of modern language acquisition to make learning the classical language an active and inspiring process. Well-known Hebrew names are used as a pedagogical aid to memorizing grammar and vocabulary. Original Biblical texts are focused upon and the translations provided closely follow the Hebrew text. The workbook enables students to develop their understanding of systematic sound changes in Biblical Hebrew.


1. Hebrew alphabet; Vowel signs and their pronunciation

2. Dissimilarity between sounds and spelling; Dagesh; Vowel letters; Silent Aleph; Diphthongs; Word stress

3. 'Long' and 'short' vowels; Vowel categories; Full and simple vowels; Transliteration of vowels; Shva; Supporting vowels for gutterals; Relationship between consonants and vowels; Verbless clause; Independent personal pronouns in singular

4. Syllable types; Consonant and vowel clusters; Syllable division; Qamets-/o/; Basic rule of vocalisation

5. Relationship between vowels and stress; Unchangeable and changeable vowels; Regular vowel change; Definite article; Adjectives and nouns: inflection of gender and number; Independent personal pronouns in plural

6. Special readings (Qere); Inseparable prepositions; Usage of adjectives; Accent signs and pause

7. Word formation in general; Unchangeable and changeable consonants; Regular consonant change; Unchangeable and changeable root types; Inseparable prepositions followed by YHWH

8. Conjunction and Demonstrative pronouns; Noun types; Regular masculine nouns; Regular feminine nouns; Penultimate nouns

9. Twin-consonant nouns; Irregular nouns; Formation of nouns and adjectives; Vowel raising ('attenuation'); Existence/non-existence; Have/have not; Full and defective writing

10. Nouns: free and bound forms; Noun chains; Adjective-plus-noun chain; Quantifier 'kol'

11. Pronouns: attached forms; Prepositions and adverbs with 'singular' attached pronouns; Nouns in singular with attached pronouns

12. Prepositions with 'plural' attached pronouns; Nouns in plural with attached pronouns; Questions; Sound changes across word boundaries; More about sound changes in pause

13. Verb system; Perfect in general: form and meaning; (Qal, the G-stem) perfect: (unchangable verbs), verbs with gutturals, Aleph verbs, the irregular verb; Vowel lowering (Philippi's Law); Verbal clause

14. Object marker; Direction marker; Verbal clause with variant word order; Verbal clause with an additional personal pronoun; Particles-as-intensifiers; Denoting immediate presence

15. Perfect: vav/yod (hollow) verbs, twin-consonant verbs, vav/yod verbs; Relative clauses; Usage of the verb 'be'

16. Imperfect in general: form and meaning; Imperfect (unchangeable verbs), verbs with gutturals, Aleph verbs, the irregular verbs

17. Imperative; Lengthened imperfect; Shortened imperfect; Negative commands and prohibitions; Particle-as-intensifier

18. Participles in general; Participles: form, usage and negation; Participles with tense markers; Conjunctions

19. Infinitives in general; Infinitives: form, usage and negation; Quotation marker

20. Verb chains; Inverting-vav; Usage of verb chains; Expression of purpose and result; Perfect with attached object pronouns

21. (The N-stem): form and meaning; Imperfect and imperative with attached object pronouns

22. (The D- and Dp-stems): form and meaning

23. (The HtD-stem): form and meaning

24. (The H- and Hp-stems): form and meaning

25. Imperfect: Aleph verbs; Imperfect, imperative and infinite: vav/yod verbs, nun verbs and vav/yod verbs

26. 'One another' (expression of reciprocity); Verbs with two direct objects (double transitivity); Time frame; Expression of wish; Adverbs and adverbial constructions

27. Imperfect vav/yod verbs and twin-consonant verbs; vav/yod verbs and twin consonant verbs; Oaths

28. Numerals; Denoting age; Conditional clauses; Four styles of Biblical prosetext samples; I. Narrative texts; II. Legal texts; III. Parables and proverbs; IV. Prophetic speeches

Appendix I. Hebrew via Hebrew names

Appendix II. Regular sound changes in Hebrew

Appendix III. Guide to grammatical terms

Hebrew-English vocabulary

English-Hebrew vocabulary; Key.

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