Enables students of biblical Hebrew to grasp the basic concepts of English grammar so that they can transfer those concepts to Hebrew. One of the biggest hurdles students encounter while learning biblical languages is that they've forgotten the English grammar and terminology they were taught a long time ago (if they were taught it at all). Concepts like verb tense and voice, relative pronouns, antecedents, and adjectival substantives, may sound like familiar terms but seem foreign when it's time to put them into practice. English Grammar to Ace Biblical Hebrew reacquaints students and ministry leaders alike with the necessary English grammar in this concise and easy-to-read format, which includes: Chapter-end exercises. Tips for studying Hebrew. A glossary of terms. A list of additional Hebrew resources for further learning. Exhaustive in scope, this is also a great resource to grab for specific reference points so you can spend time focusing on learning Hebrew and applying your learning to exegesis and biblical study. This book is a companion to English Grammar to Ace New Testament Greek by Samuel Lamerson.
Seminary can be rich and rewarding, but also disorienting. In addition to the typical challenges of doing graduate studies, your experiences in seminary have the potential to affect how you see God, other people, and yourself. The stakes are high, but the good news is that you are not alone! In Surviving and Thriving in Seminary, two experienced professors (and former seminary students) tell you what to expect and how to navigate your years in seminary. They give you advice on how to prepare your own heart and relationships, how to manage your time and energy, and how to acquire the study skills you need. This essential book encourages and equips current and prospective seminary students to get the most out of their time in seminary.
Charts of Biblical Hebrew provides students of biblical Hebrew with a unique, highly visual study aid for learning the language. This innovative language resource contains 130 of the most vital Hebrew-learning charts in order to accomplish two things: To simplify grammatical presentation as much as possible. To present the basics of biblical Hebrew as thoroughly as possible. Featuring two color design, Charts of Biblical Hebrew is cross-referenced to Pratico and Van Pelt's Basics of Biblical Hebrew and may be used with other first-year biblical Hebrew textbooks as well. The charts are also an ideal means of review for advanced students. ZondervanCharts are ready references for those who need the essential information at their fingertips. Accessible and highly useful, the books in this library offer clear organization and thorough summaries of issues, subjects, and topics that are key for Christian students and learners. The visuals and captions will cater to any teaching methodology, style, or program.
Why study biblical languages? The Rewards of Learning Greek and Hebrew: Discovering the Richness of the Bible in Its Original Languages is written to convince you that its worth it! Professors Catherine L. McDowell and Philip H. Towner have spent years opening the eyes of students to the riches that await those who study Hebrew and Greek, and they invite you to listen in. This book is designed for people who have never studied the biblical languageseverything is in English or English script, and everything is clearly explained. The Rewards of Learning Greek and Hebrew contains a number of case studiessome from the Hebrew Bible and some from the New Testamentthat demonstrate the kind of accuracy and insight that await those who study the biblical languages. Each case study is accompanied by a testimonial from a student whose understanding of the Bible has been enriched by studying Greek or Hebrew. With encouragements from Christian scholars and pastors sprinkled throughout, The Rewards of Learning Greek and Hebrew gives you a taste of what awaits the student of biblical languages and encourages you to take the plunge. About the Authors Dr. Catherine McDowell is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. She previously taught Old Testament at Wheaton College in Illinois. Dr. McDowell is the author ofThe Image of God in the Garden of Eden (Eisenbrauns) and the study notes for 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, and 1-2 Chronicles in the ESV Archaeological Study Bible (Crossway). She is in the process of founding a new seminary in Cap-Hatien, Haiti that will have a significant emphasis on biblical languages and original language exegesis. The Revd Dr Philip H. Towner is a professor at Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, where he teaches translation studies, and a visiting professor of NT exegesis and translation at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. He is an Episcopal priest in the New York Diocese. As the former Dean and Director of the Eugene A. Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship at American Bible Society in New York City, he was co-director of the Nida School of Translation Studies, based in Misano Adriatco, Italy, and served as the Director of Translation Services of the United Bible Societies. He is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles in the fields of biblical studies and translation studies. When not in Rome, he lives in Hoboken, NJ.
Biblical Greek Vocabulary in Context by Miles V. Van Pelt is designed to reinforce a student's basic Greek vocabulary by presenting words that occur twenty-five times or more in the context of the Greek New Testament. Miles Van Pelt collates all 513 of these Greek words into approximately 200 key biblical verses and/or verse fragments to help students practice reading them in their literary context and thus improve their Greek vocabulary retention. Rather than rote memorization, Van Pelt's approach teaches word meaning through each word's naturally occurring context--the way people naturally learn languages. The book includes two primary sections: The first section provides room for students to write their own glosses of the biblical verse and to parse as they feel necessary. An English translation is also provided, and any term that appears less than twenty-five times is glossed. Proper names are identified with gray text. The second section of the book provides the same biblical verses from the first section but with minimal room to write glosses and parse and without an English translation for aid. The end of the book includes a Greek-English lexicon of all the words occurring twenty-five times or more in the Greek New Testament.
Three experienced biblical language professors inspire readers to learn, retain, and use Hebrew for ministry, setting them on a lifetime journey of reading and loving the Hebrew Bible. This companion volume to the successful Greek for Life offers practical guidance, inspiration, and motivation; incorporates research-tested strategies for learning; presents methods not usually covered in other textbooks; and surveys helpful resources for recovering Hebrew after a long period of disuse. It will benefit anyone who is taking (or has taken) a year of Hebrew. Foreword by Miles van Pelt.
The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry is an electronic and print journal that seeks to provide pastors, educators, and interested lay persons with the fruits of theological, biblical, and professional studies in an accessible form. Published by McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, it continues the heritage of scholarly inquiry and theological dialogue represented by the College's previous print publications: the Theological Bulletin, Theodolite, and the McMaster Journal of Theology.