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?”
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.
In this video I introduce verbal clauses and explain how they differ in meaning from nominal clauses.
A brief introduction to nominal clauses.
In the introduction to this site I mentioned that I will be using traditional grammatical categories for describing Hebrew grammar: accusative of specification, intensive Pi”el, absolute object, etc. These are categories you’ll usually find in grammars like Gesenius-Kautzsch, Joüon-Muraoka, and even to some degree Waltke-O’Connor.
In comparison, newer grammars—like van der Merwe-Naudé-Kroeze, Andersen-Forbes, Rocine’s beginning grammar, and even Waltke-O’Connor (to some degree)—use terminology and categories based on various linguistic models. Continue reading “Arabic and Hebrew grammar”