Upcoming Article

I have an article in the upcoming edition of the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies. In this article I contend that the certain Aramaic verbs in Targum Onqelos shed light on how the biblical Hebrew Imperfect is used in the narrative portions of the Hebrew Old Testament. Thank you to Dr. Adam Howell forContinue reading “Upcoming Article”

Online Hebrew Classes

I hope you have enjoyed the videos I have posted on yourhebrewtutor.com. Credit for my knowledge of Hebrew morphology and grammar is due in large part to Dr. Russell Fuller (Ph. D. Hebrew Union in Cincinnati). After visiting my site, if you desire to strengthen your biblical Hebrew, then I wanted to share an opportunityContinue reading “Online Hebrew Classes”

Why is Jeremiah 10:11 written in Aramaic?

Jeremiah 10:11 is the only verse in the book of Jeremiah written in Aramaic and not in Hebrew. What necessitated Jeremiah to switch languages in the middle of his prophecy? Did Jeremiah have a specific purpose in using Aramaic? Or, did a later scribe insert the verse in Aramaic? Thus you shall say to them,Continue reading “Why is Jeremiah 10:11 written in Aramaic?”

Ecclesiastes 8:15 and COVID-19

Because COVID-19 has forced me to work from home—the high school where I teach has moved to online learning—I’ve had some time to catch up on some reading. Once I finished volume 1 of E. W. Hengstenberg’s Christology of the Old Testament I planned to start Hengstenberg’s commentary on Ecclesiastes. I did not plan, however, toContinue reading “Ecclesiastes 8:15 and COVID-19”

The Relative Clause in Jer. 10:11

In the video on Jeremiah 10:11b we came across a relative clause (underlined in red) indicated by the relative particle (A). The relative clause in Biblical Aramaic is similar to the relative clause in Biblical Hebrew. In Biblical Hebrew, the relative clause can follow a definite or indefinite antecedent. The