So you're just starting out with Hebrew? Waltke and O'Connor's Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax serves as one of the premier reference grammars, making it easy to look up information on all the most common grammatical constructions.
Maybe you've gotten a pretty good handle on the basics of biblical Hebrew and now you want to take the next step? Syntax will take you from a first-year understanding to a point where you're ready to read the text independently.
An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax is organized like a reference grammar, with all the discussion about each feature of the language brought together in one spot, but is also designed to be used as a teaching grammar, with instructions for classroom use. This makes it an ideal resource for anyone working with Hebrew, whatever their level of proficiency.
A classic in its own right, this textbook has rapidly become the standard, required text for many second-year students of Hebrew. It has also been revised a number of times as it's been tested and refined in the classroom setting. Waltke and O'Connor take the reader by the hand and walk him through the foundational and finer points of Hebrew grammar in 40 chapters. We're particularly pleased to offer this title to our users, as it fits our corporate commitment to help people take their Bible study to the next level.
For seminary students, this title is a must-have (required, in many cases). But it's also a perfect addition for many of our users who are teaching themselves biblical languages (or refreshing their memory). It breaks the material into bite-sized chunks and includes many helpful examples. What is more, extensive footnotes throughout the book and an Authorities Index introduce the student to a much larger bibliography of specialized and advanced studies in Hebrew, giving many avenues for further exploration of Hebrew syntax.
The publisher says this about the book: "Meeting the need for a textbook for classroom use after first-year Hebrew grammar, Waltke and O'Connor integrate the results of modern linguistic study of Hebrew and years of experience teaching the subject in this book. In addition to functioning as a teaching grammar, this work will also be widely used for reference and self-guided instruction in Hebrew beyond the first formal year. Extensive discussion and explanation of grammatical points help to sort out points blurred in introductory books. More than 3,500 Biblical Hebrew examples illustrate the points of grammar under discussion."
This impeccably produced book provides a giant step forward in the presentation of Hebrew morpho- and semanto-syntax.
—Dennis Pardee, University of Chicago in Journal of Near Eastern Studies(Vol. 53, No. 2)
This treasure should be in the hands of everyone who uses Hebrew.
—FCP in BTS Booklist
This is a welcome book. Two gifted and creative scholars have combined their efforts to fill a longstanding need in the study and teaching of Biblical Hebrew. While introductory grammars are plentiful, there has been no substantial text to guide the student through the intermediate and into the advanced level. The present volume supplies this need.
—Walter R. Bodine, Dallas in Hebrew Studies (31)