Hebrew Reading & Syntax I Course Page: Ruth (Fall 2018 HBU)

This year I’m teaching Hebrew Reading & Syntax here at Houston Baptist University on MWF (2:00 – 2:50pm).  Here are some links to the materials that we’re using for the course.

Syllabus: Get it on the Blackboard course management system homepage for this course.

Hebrew Cross Reference – May 2009 [This is a cross-reference guide keyed to Williams’ Hebrew Syntax edited by Beckman, which takes you to the advanced Hebrew reference grammars for their discussion of each section/paragraph of syntax.]

Dr. Marshall’s Ross Chapter Lectures: Click here to access my YouTube playlist.

Course Handouts

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COURSE ASSIGNMENTS: Note that the assignments are set up with the earliest assignments at the bottom of the page, and the most recent ones at the top.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 17, 19, & 21:

MON: [1] Prepare for the Quiz on basic line diagramming.  To prepare, use my handout, Diagramming Quiz PRACTICE SHEET. Consult Grassmick on how to place adjectives and adverbs under nouns and verbs (but reverse the direction for Hebrew Right-to-Left). Keep articles with the noun. [2] Analyze and prepare for discussion of Ruth 1:1-4 based on Dr. M’s instructions in Sections 4 & 5 of you syllabus on pp.5-6. [3] Practice Hebrew line diagramming by diagramming the clauses in Ruth 1:1-4.

NOTE WELL: When you’re completing these Chisholm workbook assignments, you should have several reference works *opened* and being consulted whenever Chisholm references them–Van Pelt/Pratico or Ross (depending on which intro grammar you used–note that I constantly make reference to Ross because that’s the grammar I teach from, so please made adjustments to VPP where applicable), Waltke-O’Connor (WO), Willams’ Hebrew Syntax (edited by Beckman, WHS), van der Merwe (BHRG), and one of the Hebrew lexicons: Holladay, HALOT, or BDB.  If you have any of the other grammars (Jouon, GKC, Arnold/Choi), by all means use them!

WED: Analyze and prepare for discussion of Ruth 1:5-8.

FRI: Analyze and prepare for discussion of Ruth 1:9-12.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 10, 12, & 14:

MON: [1] Watch Dr. M’s presentations on Sentence Structures & Types (Part 1 and Part 2 [I covered these 2 sections in class last Fri], and Part 3). [2] Complete this Practice sheet for HW: Line Diagramming Practice Sheet 1 and Sentence Type Analysis Exercises. We’ll discuss these in class. There is an answer key under “Course Handouts” that you can consult.

WED: [1] Watch Dr. M’s presentations on Sentence Structure: Larger Constituents (click here). [2] Complete this Practice sheet for HW: Line Diagramming Practice Sheet 2 and Sentence Type Analysis Exercises. We’ll discuss this in class. There is an answer key under “Course Handouts” that you can consult. [3] Work on translating and understanding the grammatical structure of Ruth 1:1-2. We will use these sentences to work on Hebrew line diagramming in the last part of class.

FRI: For HW, create line diagrams of Ruth 1:1-2. We will go over these in class.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 3, 5, & 7:

MON: No class: Labor Day Holiday.

WED: [1] Complete quiz on Lesson 38 and bring it to class. [2] Make sure you have completed all HW for Lesson 39; we will field any final questions on this material. [3] Begin reading Grassmick, pp. 81-103 in preparation for our discussion on line-diagramming.

FRI: [1] Complete quiz on Lesson 39 and bring it to class. [2] Reading Grassmick, pp. 81-103 in preparation for our discussion on line-diagramming. [3] Complete any Sentence Labelling HW if assigned.

Due Wed & Fri, Aug 29 & 30:

[1] Listen to Dr. M’s lecture materials on Ross Lessons 38 (3 parts) & 39 (3 parts). Click here to access the YouTube playlist. In our class time I will assume you have heard these and taken notes using the handouts: Weak Verbs, Hollow Verbs_II-Waw II-Yod , Ross 38 and Weak Verbs, Geminate Verbs, Ross 39. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 38 & 39 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] QUIZZES on these 2 chapters will be due next week.