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Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews

The choice of vocabulary and grammar, in this book, is essentially an introduction to the prose, not the poetical language. Generous use of transliteration is meant to serve three purposes: it enables the reader to perceive Hebrew as a language and not an exercise in decipherment, it removes the obstacles to mastering innumerable pages of abstract phonological and orthog

Paperback, 376 pages
Published June 1st 1973 by Darton Longman and Todd (first published January 1st 1971)
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Colin Smith
Mar 06, 2012 Colin Smith rated it it was amazing
Used this for my undergrad in University, and have gone back to it more than once for revision. I have looked at other grammars, but I still rate Lambdin's as the best out there. Be sure to look for H.G.M. Williamson's ANNOTATED KEY (originally published by JSOT Press, Sheffield) if you are self-studying.
An excellent intermediate reference grammar, which excels where other often fail such as giving an accurate definition of hinneh and its use rather than the simplistic translation "behold", and there are useful practice translations at the end of each section, so you don't have to buy a grammar and a workbook. The appendix has useful paradigm charts for weak verbs that are a useful reference for pastors and Bible students studying Biblical Hebrew. You don't want to be without this grammar as a r ...more
Kevin de Ataíde
Sep 30, 2013 Kevin de Ataíde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is my second Hebrew primer and the best so far, the fruit of an obvious great labour. I've seen one cause of complaint only and that is the size of the Hebrew text font, which is very, very small. The cover text celebrates the use of a special paper in the printing process that could better take the delicate vowel-pointing on the text, but the pointing would have been clearer with a LARGER FONT. That's it, the book is excellent, with bite-sized chapters that advance a patient student slowly ...more
Peter Twele
Apr 30, 2013 Peter Twele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lambdin was my textbook when I first studied Hebrew ... still refer to it.
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