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Handbook of Old Testament Hebrew

Today’s free book is Samuel G. Green’s Handbook of Old Testament Hebrew. This third edition was revised after Green’s death by A. Lukyn Williams and is in the public domain.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the First Edition by Samuel G. Green
  • Preface to the Third Edition by A. Lukyn Williams
  • Part I. Orthography
    1. On Reading Hebrew
    2. The Alphabet
    3. Of the Aspirates
    4. Of Final and ‘Dilatable’ Letters
    5. Of the Long Vowels
    6. Of the Short Vowels
    7. Of the Simple Sheva
    8. Of the Compound Sheva
    9. Of Paradise Lene and Forth
    10. Of the Quiscent Letters
    11. Of Syllables
    12. Of Distinguishing Qamets and Qamets-Chatuph
    13. Of the Division of Consonants: Furtive, Pathach, Mappiq, Raphe
    14. Peculiarities of the Gutturals
    15. Of Methegh, Maqqeph, and the Short Vowels
    16. Of the Accents: Distinctivies
    17. Of Radical and Servile Letters
    18. Of Qeri and Kethibh
  • Part II. Etymology
    1. Of the Article
    2. Nounds: Their Classes and Gender
    3. Nouns: Number
    4. Nouns: Case
    5. Nouns: Declension
    6. Declension: Vowels Changes
    7. Nouns: The First Three Declensions
    8. Nouns: The Second Three Declensions
    9. Nouns: Feminine
    10. Nouns: Pronominal Suffixes
    11. Adjectives: Degrees of Comparison
    12. Pronouns: Personal
    13. Pronouns: Demonstrative; Interrogative; Relative
    14. The Verb: General Scheme; Scheme of the Conjugations; Afformatives of Perfect; Afformatives of the Imperfect
    15. The Verb: Qal
    16. The Verb: Niphal
    17. The Verb: Piel and Pual
    18. The Verb: Hiphpael, Hiphil, Hophal
    19. Recapitulation: How to Identify Verbal Roots
    20. Moods and Tenses: Jussive and Cohortative Imperfect: Vav
    21. The Vern with Pronominal Suffixes
    22. Suffix-Forms with Nun Penthetic
    23. Weak Verbs: Verbs with Gutturals
    24. Contracted Verbs
    25. Weak Verbs: Quiescent Verbs, I
    26. Weak Verbs: Quiescent Verbs, II
    27. Weak Verbs: Quiescent Verbs, III
    28. Noun Formation: Nouns from Weak Verbs
    29. The Numerals
    30. The Particles
  • Readings, Lessons and Exercises
    1. Nouns and Syntax
    2. Reading Lessons, with Notes
    3. Select Psalms, with Brief Notes
    4. Passages from Job, Proverbs, and Isaiah
    5. Passages from the Hebrew New Testament
    6. Unpointed Passages, to be Transcribed and Translated
    7. English-Hebrew Exercises
  • Paradigms
  • Vocabularies
  • Indices

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