Cases in Biblical Hebrew?

In my videos you will often here me use the terms ‘accusative,’ ‘genitive,’ and ‘nominative.’  You will also see these terms in your more traditional grammars, like Gesenius-Kautzsch and Joüon-Muraoka and even more linguistically informed grammars like Waltke-O’Connor.  But are these acceptable terms to use in describing Hebrew grammar? Continue reading “Cases in Biblical Hebrew?”

A little something about prepositions . . .

In Ruth 1:5b we came across two ‘min’ prepositions:

מִשְּׁנֵי יְלָדֶיהָ וּמֵאִישָׁהּ

Anytime a preposition governs more than 1 word in the same clause, the preposition is repeated.

See other examples: Gen 1:14, 3:21, 32:19; Exod 6:3; 2 Sam 7:8, etc.


Joüon-Muraoka, §131i, §132g.