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The Biblical Hebrew Verb

A Linguistic Introduction

series: Learning Biblical Hebrew

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The Biblical Hebrew Verb addresses the most basic task of biblical Hebrew studies: understanding and interpreting how verbs are used in the ancient text. John Cook, an expert in Biblical Hebrew, describes the system of Hebrew verbs in a way that helps students understand the grammar and provides linguistic tools for interpreting and translating the Hebrew Bible.

Cook has spent a quarter of a century working on the Biblical Hebrew verbal system. Building on and simplifying the author's much-discussed technical work, this book offers an accessible linguistic treatment of the Biblical Hebrew verb in all its facets. Cook illustrates his analysis with over two hundred fifty example passages and gives references to additional similar passages. The examples range from individual clauses and verses to longer portions in order to show how verbs interact with each other in larger stretches of text. A glossary of linguistic terms further facilitates understanding of the book's linguistic analysis.

The Biblical Hebrew Verb will be useful as a supplementary textbook in both grammar and exegesis courses.

The Author

  1. John A. Cook

    John A. Cook

    John A. Cook (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages and director of Hebrew instruction at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is also a research fellow at the University of the Free State,...

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