Yale University Press
Biblical Hebrew, Second Ed. (Text and Workbook)
Bonnie Pedrotti Kittel, Victoria Hoffer, Rebecca Abts Wright
This revised edition of the best-selling Biblical Hebrew is thoroughly updated and augmented for a new generation of students. Designed for use in a two-semester course, the book’s fifty-five lessons are constructed around Biblical verses or segments and arranged in order of increasing complexity. At the successful completion of the course, students will be well equipped to tackle prose passages on their own.
Biblical Hebrew is part of a comprehensive learning program that includes an online audio component as well as a companion volume, the Supplement for Enhanced Comprehension (sold separately). The online audio presents the alphabet, vowels, readings and cantillations of biblical passages, songs to assist with memorizing grammar concepts, selections from Psalms performed in a variety of musical styles, and all the vocabulary words from English to Hebrew. The Supplement offers reinforcement and review exercises along with more detailed and deeper discussion of topics treated briefly in the textbook.
This combined text and workbook features:
- Readings of extended Biblical texts
- Annotations to assist with difficult passages
- Notes on literary style, text criticism, and issues of translation
- Emphasis on analyzing forms, learning to use an academic dictionary, memorizing paradigms and vocabulary
- Vocabulary lists
- Extensive glossary
- Verb and preposition charts
- Song lyrics
- Online answer key
Victoria Hoffer is lecturer in Biblical Hebrew and Biblical literature at Yale Divinity School. The late Bonnie Pedrotti Kittel was professor of Biblical Hebrew at Yale Divinity School and ordained as a Presbyterian minister. Rebecca Abts Wright is a member of the faculty at the University of the South.