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Biblical and Modern Hebrew

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:40 pm
by Jason Hare
To what extent do you think it's possible to teach biblical Hebrew using modern theory without incorporating the lexeis of rabbinic and modern Hebrew?

Also, do you think that biblical Hebrew can be taught communicatively using forms such as vayyiqtol (for instance)?

Do you have any experience teaching or learning in such a system?

Re: Biblical and Modern Hebrew

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:00 am
by kwrandolph
Jason Hare wrote:To what extent do you think it's possible to teach biblical Hebrew using modern theory without incorporating the lexeis of rabbinic and modern Hebrew?


What do you mean by “modern theory”?

If you mean modern theories about structure of the language, the question then becomes: which theory? I think there’s only one that fits the text, but there are others that are being taught.

If you mean pedagogical theory, even there there are questions, as we don’t know how Biblical Hebrew was pronounced.

Jason Hare wrote:Also, do you think that biblical Hebrew can be taught communicatively using forms such as vayyiqtol (for instance)?


Depends. What are the theories concerning forms such as the vayyiqtol. I have no problem with them. But most people that I see don’t understand how it’s used. Hence they have no solid understanding how to apply them.

Jason Hare wrote:Do you have any experience teaching or learning in such a system?


Unfortunately, no. The closest I’ve gotten to it is writing about it both here in this forum, and as an appendix to the dictionary I wrote.

Karl W. Randolph.