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by talmid56
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patterns of noun derivation
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Patterns of noun derivation

Very helpful, Karl. Aren't there also some nouns that begin with a mem prefix derived from verbs? E.g., מושב from ישב, Psa. 1:1. Is there a rule that applies there?
by talmid56
Tue May 15, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: More Thoughts on Hebrew Immersion and Other Communicative Learning Approaches
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: More Thoughts on Hebrew Immersion and Other Communicative Learning Approaches

talmid56 wrote: That said, the user would have to know already at least a few months worth of Hebrew. It is not intended for an absolute beginner. Why not an absolute beginner? Start out very slowly, introducing concepts as the text is being read. Well, I was referring to the vocabulary used in my ...
by talmid56
Sat May 12, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: More Thoughts on Hebrew Immersion and Other Communicative Learning Approaches
Replies: 3
Views: 169

More Thoughts on Hebrew Immersion and Other Communicative Learning Approaches

Karl, since we are no longer specifically talking about the blog, I decided to start a new thread, focussing on the immersion topic and related approaches to teaching and learning BH. You wrote: “First two years”? My goal is to have students start reading Tanakh within the first two months. Well, I ...
by talmid56
Tue May 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: My New Biblical Studies Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: My New Biblical Studies Blog

As for the pronunciation to use in the class, you go with what you have. As we know, the Tiberian is ancient, we just don't know how ancient. You can of course advise the class of these uncertainties. But this is a common issue in ancient language studies.
by talmid56
Tue May 08, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: My New Biblical Studies Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: My New Biblical Studies Blog

I am basing the vocabulary, syntax and idiom of my Hebrew definitions on what I know from observation in the Hebrew Bible, particularly on simple narrative and conversational material (of which there is quite a bit in the Tanakh). Per Rouse, I normally use the lexicon form of the verb in the definit...
by talmid56
Tue May 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: My New Biblical Studies Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: My New Biblical Studies Blog

Karl wrote: Wouldn’t this work only with fairly advanced students? How would they understand the definitions unless they’re already advanced? Well, the vocabulary used for the definitions, as much as possible, is the range that is normally learned in the first two years. I anticipate (hope) that by ...
by talmid56
Sun May 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: My New Biblical Studies Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: My New Biblical Studies Blog

Karl wrote: Along with teaching the points, we should also teach that the points are human tradition, not canon. So students should be taught how to analyze verses to second guess the Masoretes. I tend to agree with that. I don't buy the view that some have held, that the points were passed down fro...
by talmid56
Sat May 05, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: My New Biblical Studies Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: My New Biblical Studies Blog

Here's the statement on Hebrew pronunciation I've now put on the Resources page of my blog in the section on Hebrew Bible audio: A Note on Hebrew Pronunciation There are a variety of pronunciations of Biblical Hebrew used. Most scholars and teachers use an accent based on modern Israeli Hebrew, the ...
by talmid56
Fri May 04, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: My New Biblical Studies Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: My New Biblical Studies Blog

As for the Niqudot or vowel points, while I recommend that students learn them, I don't spend time learning all the accent marks and cantillation, nor do I advise students to do so. The main value in the niqudot, besides an aid to pronunciation, is some help when deciding textual criticism issues. A...
by talmid56
Fri May 04, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: My New Biblical Studies Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: My New Biblical Studies Blog

You're right, Karl, about the Tiberian pronunciation, although it seems there is general agreement that it reflects an ancient tradition. Of course the question is, "How ancient?". I will write up an advisory about that and add it to the Hebrew resources page. My own favorites on the pronu...

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