This is a must have resources for second-year Hebrew students, giving them the necessary practice to gain greater proficiency in using the language for exegesis and preaching.
The updated second edition of the Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew: A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible by Miles V. Van Pelt and Gary D. Pratico is a structured introduction to the reading of Biblical Hebrew texts. This book is the ideal next-step resource for the student who has completed a year of elementary Hebrew or the pastor or scholar whose language skills need some refreshing.
Through these readings, students will be able to review basic Hebrew grammar, become familiar with issues of intermediate grammar, and gain confidence in handling the Hebrew text. The readings chosen for inclusion, which are arranged generally in order of increasing difficulty, span the whole of the Old Testament and represent some of the most important Old Testament texts from the standpoint of biblical history, theology, and exegesis. Parsing exercises are included with each reading, and there is room for readers to write their own English translation. The many notes that accompany the text include information on:
- Exegetically significant constructions
- Vocabulary words
- Bibliographic information
- and much more.
A vital resource for those wanting to take the next step in learning Biblical Hebrew, the Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew guides students as they move beyond the basics and build competency in translating and exegeting the text of the Old Testament.