Hebrew Syntaxs (Syntaxi? Syntaxseses?)
Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:59 PM
Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:05 AM
Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:18 AM
While I haven't read Williams' syntax, I would recommend Waltke & O'Connor's Syntax. It is similar to Wallace in format, and very extensive. I use it regularly and have found it profitable to spend some time just reading through various articles as time permits. If it is of any encouragement, my Hebrew professor in my M.Div. program recommended this as the best intermediate Hebrew syntax available.
I'd have to throw my vote in for Waltke as well, but that's because he will be my Syntax prof. in the Spring! Also, don't forget about GKC (See J.P.'s article here). He would also be a good person to chime in here Ö J.P. any thoughts?
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:24 AM
Williams is a fine summary, but, as others have noted, very sparse in explaining why Hebrew does syntax the way it does.
(which, thanks to our wonderful Federal Reserve bank, is much less than it used to be)
Edited by CapnKirk, 18 July 2008 - 09:25 AM.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:43 AM
(I will still purchase Williams in paper which also has extensive cross references to all of the above.)
Posted 19 July 2008 - 04:10 PM
Within Accordance, I would read and compare Waltke and JoŁon-Muraoka first, and then secondarily GKC.
The new Williams 3rd ed. (revised and updated by John C. Beckman) is MUCH fuller than the previous typescript editions (which were useful, if brief). I haven't used van der Merwe much, so I can't comment directly on it, but Kirk's recommendation certainly carries a lot of weight!
I certainly hope that we can get these and other important reference works for Accordance!
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