Hebrew Reading & Syntax I Course Page (Fall 2016)

Syllabus: Get it on Blackboard [Note: IBH = Ross’ Introducing Biblical Hebrew]

Resources on Jonah PDF here

Course Handouts [I’m updating these, so don’t download unless I ask you to.]

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.]

Restricted Access

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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, Nov 28, 30, & Dec 2:

[1] MON: Be prepared to discuss Jon 3:5-8. [2] WED: Be prepared to discuss Jon 3:9-10[3] FRI: Be prepared to discuss Jon 4:1-3. [4] FRI: Vocab Quiz on Jon 3:1-5.

Due Mon/Wed, Nov 21, 23, & 25:

[1] MON: Be prepared to discuss Jon 3:1-5. [2] WED: No Class: Thanksgiving Holiday[3] FRI: No Class: Thanksgiving Holiday.

Due Mon/Wed, Nov 14, 16, & 18:

[1] MON: Be prepared to discuss Jon 2:9-11. [2] WED: Be prepared to discuss Jon 3:1-3[3] FRI: Be prepared to discuss Jon 3:4-5. [4] FRI: Vocab Quiz on Jon 2:3-11.

Due Mon/Wed, Nov 7, 9, & 11:

[1] MON: Be prepared to discuss Jon 2:4-5. [2] WED: Be prepared to discuss Jon 2:6-8[3] FRI: Be prepared to discuss Jon 2:9-11. [4] NOTE: Vocab Quiz on Jon 2:3-11 will be NEXT WEEK.

Due Mon/Wed, Oct 31, Nov 2 & 4:

[1] MON: Be prepared to discuss Jon 2:1-3. [2] WED: Be prepared to discuss Jon 2:4-6[3] WED:  Vocab Quiz on Jon 1:13-2:2. [4] FRI: Be prepared to discuss Jon 2:6-8.

Due Mon/Wed/Fri, Oct 24, 26 & 28:

[1] MON: Midterm Exam. [2] WED: Be prepared to discuss Jon 1:15-16; 2:1-2.  [3] FRI: Chisholm pp. 12-14 on Overview of Hebrew Poetry. [4] FRI: Be prepared to discuss Jon 2:3.

Due Mon/Wed/Fri, Oct 10, 12 & 14:

[1] MON: Be prepared to discuss Jon 1:10-13. [2] WED: Be prepared to discuss Jon 1:14-16.  [3] FRI: Catch up. [4] FRI: Vocab quiz on Jon 1:7-12.

Due Mon/Wed/Fri, Oct 3, 5 & 7:

[1] MON: Be prepared to discuss Jon 1:6-8. [2] WED: Vocab quiz on Jon 1:1-6.  [3] WED: Be prepared to discuss Jon 1:9-10.  [4] FRI: Catch up.

Due Mon/Wed/Fri, Sept 26, 28 & 30:

[1] MON: Be prepared to discuss Jon 1:4-5. [2] WED: Be prepared to discuss Jon 1:6-8.  [3] FRI: Vocab quiz on Jon 1:1-6. [4] FRI: Be prepared to discuss Jon 1:9-10.

Due Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept 19, 21, & 23:

NOTE: [1] The Using BHS Worksheet is DUE FRIDAY Sept 23 [this is a new date]. [2] Continue reading your Williams Syntax grammar. DUE: Sept 28. [These dates are in the syllabus.]

MON: no regular class; meet in Green Room with Peter Williams from Tyndale House, Cambridge.

WED: Final questions/discussions on the line diagrams from Gen 3. Then we will be going over Jonah 1:1-3 from Chisholm Workbook. See my instructions from the prior week on Friday.

FRI: [1] Be prepared to discuss Jon 1:4-6. [2] DUE–Using BHS Worksheet

Due Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept 12, 14, & 16:

NOTE: [1]  Begin working on the Using BHS Worksheet. DUE: Sept 21. [2] Continue reading your Williams Syntax grammar. DUE: Sept 28. [These dates are in the syllabus.]

MON:  [1] Complete homework exercise in Line Diagramming Practice Sheet 2 and Sentence Type Analysis Exercises. Please check your answers against my keys, Line Diagramming Practice Sheet 2 and Sentence Type Analysis Exercises ANSWER KEY and Line Diagramming Practice Sheet 2 DIAGRAM ANSWER KEY.  [2] Complete #s 1-7 of this worksheet on Genesis 3 in preparation for having some Hebrew examples to diagram: Practice Sentences from Gen 3Translate each sentence. Parse all forms that you cannot parse by sight or  for which you cannot reproduce the lexical from from memory. Analyze syntactic constructions and their semantic significance using Williams’ Hebrew Syntax. You’ll construct line diagrams for Wednesday.

WED:  [1]Construct line diagrams in Hebrew for #1-7 on this sheet: Line Diagramming Practice Sheet 3 from Genesis 3. Check your answers with this key: Line Diagramming Practice Sheet 3 from Genesis 3 ANSWER KEY. [2] 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).

FRI: In class on Friday, after we field any final questions on the line diagrams from Gen 3, we will be going over Jonah 1:1-3 from Chisholm Workbook. Here is what I want you to do:

[1] Reading:  Read Chisholm Workbook, “Introduction” pp. 9-17.  You may SKIP the section on Hebrew Poetry (pp. 12-14) for now.

[2] Written Assignment: Chisholm Workbook, Jon 1:1-3 Analysis (pp. 23-30).  Answer *completely* all the analysis questions of Step 2 (pp. 22-29) and provide your translation in Step 3 (on bottom of p. 29).  NOTE: I do not require you to do Step 1 as a separate initial step; when you’re going through your analysis, you should be identifying all verbal forms anyway.  Skip Step 4.

[3] Please use the Parsing Sheets I’ve provided in “Restricted Access” and bring those to class as the basis for our discussion of forms and grammar.

NOTE WELL: When you’re completing these 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), Waltke-O’Connor (W-OC), Willams’ Hebrew Syntax (edited by Beckman), and one of the Hebrew lexicons: Holladay, HALOT, or BDB.  If you have any of the other more advanced grammars (Jouon, GKC, Arnold/Choi, van der Merwe), by all means use them!  But our purpose in this initial reading course is to get you using the basic-intermediate tools with knowledge and skill.

Due Friday, Sept 9:

[1] Continue reading Grassmick, pp. 91-103. [2]  Complete homework exercise in Line Diagramming Practice Sheet 1 and Sentence Type Analysis Exercises. Please check your answers against my key, Line Diagramming Practice Sheet 1 and Sentence Type Analysis Exercises ANSWER KEY.

Due Wednesday, Sept 7:

[1] Read Grassmick, pp. 91-103 in preparation for our Line Diagramming unit.

Due Friday, Sept 2:

[1] Read Grassmick, pp. 91-103 in preparation for our Line Diagramming unit.

[2]  Quiz on Ross Lesson 29.

Due Wednesday, Aug 31:

[1]  Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com: Lecture on Lesson 29

[2]  Reading: IBH Lessons 29

[3]  Course handouts: [1] Principal Parts of the Derived Stems of Hebrew Verbs HANDOUT, [2] Hebrew Verb Personal Endings HANDOUT (these are the “boxes” where the three boxes stand for any 3 verbal root letters in any derived stem)

[4]  Memorization: [1] Principal Parts of the *Hithpael* stem (see Handout above; you can practice using this Derived Stem PRACTICE SHEET ); [2] Continue memorizing/reviewing Hebrew Verb Personal Endings (see Handout above; you can practice using this Hebrew Verb Personal Endings PRACTICE SHEET); [3] Vocab Lesson 29

[5]  Written Assignment:    Drill Sheet for Lesson 29 (check yourself using the Answer Key; both available here)