In the Mail: Updated Zondervan Greek and Hebrew Grammars

Zondervan has just released updated editions of Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar and Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, as well as related aids for students working through those textbooks. Behold:     Zondervan Academic has sent these for review. It feels like a long time ago (though it was only 10 years) that I began … Continue reading In the Mail: Updated Zondervan Greek and Hebrew Grammars

Jesus and Malachi? Septuagint or Hebrew Bible? (All I Really Want)

Matthew 10:21 reads: NRSV   Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death NA28   Παραδώσει δὲ ἀδελφὸς ἀδελφὸν εἰς θάνατον καὶ πατὴρ τέκνον, καὶ ἐπαναστήσονται τέκνα ἐπὶ γονεῖς καὶ θανατώσουσιν αὐτούς. which made me think of Malachi 4:6 (versification from English … Continue reading Jesus and Malachi? Septuagint or Hebrew Bible? (All I Really Want)

New Hebrew Reader’s Bible: 50% Off at ETS, SBL/AAR

  Hendrickson has published a new Hebrew Reader’s Bible. (See more here.) They’ve also posted a sample pdf online, which features the book of Obadiah (good choice!). You order now through CBD or Amazon… OR… if you want it at 50% off, you can go to Hendrickson’s booth at the upcoming ETS (booth 222) and … Continue reading New Hebrew Reader’s Bible: 50% Off at ETS, SBL/AAR

Conference Prices on Some Hebrew Language Gems from Eisenbrauns

This month Eisenbrauns has a sale on my favorite series of theirs: Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic (LSAWS). These titles are not often on sale, and you can rarely (if ever) find a cheaper copy of anything here, even if used via Amazon. I highlight two volumes: Word Order in the Biblical Hebrew Finite … Continue reading Conference Prices on Some Hebrew Language Gems from Eisenbrauns

New Hebrew Reader’s Bible This Fall

This fall Hendrickson will publish a new Hebrew Reader’s Bible. Hendrickson says it is: A helpful language reference tool for students, pastors, and scholars. The BHS Reader’s Edition is for those who have a basic understanding of Biblical Hebrew and desire to read and study the Hebrew Bible. With this book alone (and a year’s … Continue reading New Hebrew Reader’s Bible This Fall

A First-Year Textbook that Gets You Reading Hebrew A.S.A.P.

“But when do we get to start reading Hebrew?” The question was a near-refrain in my first semester of Hebrew class at seminary. After months of memorizing verbal paradigm charts and individual vocabulary words, I wondered he same thing. I don’t mind a memorization-based or paradigm-based model for second language acquisition. I did fairly well … Continue reading A First-Year Textbook that Gets You Reading Hebrew A.S.A.P.

What I’m Reading to Keep My Greek and Hebrew Fresh

To keep my Greek and Hebrew active, right now I’m alternating between two books (and enjoying them both):     Murray J. Harris’s Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament (Zondervan, 2012). Without accepting a so-called “theology of prepositions,” Harris’s guide is readable and illuminating. I found his exegetical guide to Colossians and Philemon … Continue reading What I’m Reading to Keep My Greek and Hebrew Fresh