Lonely Planet Hebrew Phrasebook & Dictionary
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1786573717
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Anyone can speak another language! It's all about confidence. Israelis love to chat, so don't be surprised - or caught out - if a total stranger starts up a heated discussion while you wait at a bus stop or felafel stand. An ancient language, Hebrew is the lingua franca of this most cosmopolitan of countries. Whether on a working holiday or on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, this book is an essential companion into the fascinating life of Israel. - Never get stuck for words with our 3500-word two-way dictionary - Order the right meal with our menu decoder - Avoid embarrassing situations with essential tips on culture & manners Coverage includes: Basics, Practical, Social, Safe Travel and Food. Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Justin Ben-Adam Rudelson, and Klara Ilana Wistinetzki. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
The Alphabet That Changed the World
How Genesis Preserves a Science of Consciousness in Geometry and Gesture
Paperback ISBN: 1556437234
Rabbinic tradition asserts that every letter of every word of Torah is a word in itself. Author Stan Tenen demonstrates that each letter is also a hand gesture, and it is at this level that Hebrew forms a natural universal language. All people, including children before they speak and people without sight, make natural use of these gestures. In The Alphabet That Changed the World, Tenen examines the Hebrew text of Genesis and its relationship to the alphabet. He shows how each letter is both concept and gesture, with the form of the gesture matching the function of the concept. There is thus an implicit relationship between the physical world of function and the conscious world of concept. Using many color illustrations, Tenen demonstrates geometric metaphor as the best framework for understanding the deepest meaning of the text. Geometry models embryonic growth and self-organization, and the core of many healing and meditative practices. Many subjects from contemporary science are shown to have been appreciated through the methods and means available to the ancients. The Alphabet That Changed the World makes this authoritative recovery of the “science of consciousness” in Genesis accessible for the first time.
Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions
Corpus and Concordance
Hardcover ISBN: 0521402484
The inscriptions dealt with in this book come from the Old Testament period (c. 1000 BCE to c. 200 BCE) and constitute an important additional source for our knowledge of the Hebrew language and the religion, history and customs of ancient Israel. The corpus includes texts such as the Lachish and Arad letters, the Siloam tunnel inscription, the recently discovered religious texts from Kuntillet Ajerud, and the hundreds of seals, seal impressions and weights that are now known. No such comprehensive edition has been published for over fifty years and the concordance is the first to be produced for this body of texts. It covers all complete words in the texts (including prepositions and names of persons and places), and also the Egyptian hieratic numerals and other symbols that were used in them.
A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Hardcover ISBN: 159856028x
This introductory grammar is the culmination of Jo Ann Hackett's more than thirty years of teaching Biblical Hebrew to college and university students. Clear explanations and helpful paradigms help students learn Hebrew quickly and well. Created for a one-semester course, but easily adaptable for a two-semester course, it includes vocabulary, exercises based on the BHS, English to Hebrew and Hebrew to English wordlists, and an annotated guide to key reference works. A resource CD provides the answers to the exercises as well as audio pronunciation for the Hebrew vocabulary, many of the paradigms and exercises, and select Old Testament readings. Jo Ann Hackett's introductory textbook for Biblical Hebrew is exactly what every teacher and student desires: it is well written and easy to read, it isn't cluttered with information unnecessary to the beginning student, and, with its exceptionally clear descriptions, paradigms, and lessons, it is, above all, useful. Perfect for the seminary and the academic setting alike, students will find that this volume, despiteûor because ofûa few key variations from the conventional approach to teaching Biblical Hebrew, makes learning the language straightforward and easy. With this textbook Prof. Hackett has made her much-lauded teaching style and practices available to a wider audience, and those who take the opportunity to follow her lead will be much rewarded.ùJoel S. Baden, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Yale Divinity School In the years I have taught Hebrew, I have found no better grammar for getting students into the way we "do" Hebrew at Harvard. The grammatical explanations are clear and concise, they are ordered in a way to build students' confidence early, and the results are simply incredible. Indeed, after my first year using this grammar the class was able to read so many difficult texts after the single semester that our second year Hebrew course had to be fully redesignedûthe students had already read, and mastered, all of the material ordinarily introduced in the second year course. Hackett's work, especially with the CD, will prove to be a valuable teaching tool for faculty and students who choose to follow her proven methods of language learning.-John Lee Ellison, Associate Dean of Harvard College This grammar is excellent, by far the best to appear in thirty years. My students learned the basics of Hebrew in one semester. I wish it had been available when I was a student.-Walter E. Aufrecht, Professor of Archaeology, The University of Lethbridge
Basics of Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew Paperback ISBN: 0310533554
This updated workbook is designed for use with the third edition of Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, the standard textbook for colleges and seminaries. The workbook is designed for the beginning student and is an essential chapter-by-chapter companion including helpful exercises and translation homework.
Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar
Hardcover ISBN: 031053349x
Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar is the standard textbook for beginning Hebrew language students in colleges and seminaries. It offers a clear, understandable, and integrated approach to learning Biblical Hebrew. The third edition is significantly updated and revised to provide students with the best possible tool for learning Biblical Hebrew.
Basics of Hebrew Discourse
A Guide to Working With Biblical Hebrew Prose and Poetry
Paperback ISBN: 031053576x
Basics of Hebrew Discourse: A Guide to Working with Hebrew Narrative and Poetry by Matthew H. Patton, Frederick Clarke Putnam, and Miles V. Van Pelt is a syntax resource for intermediate Hebrew students. This Basics book introduces students to the principles and exegetical benefits of discourse analysis (text linguistics) when applied to biblical Hebrew narrative and poetry. Where standard Hebrew reference grammars have traditionally worked to describe the relationship between words and phrases within discrete clauses (micro syntax), discourse analysis works to describe those relationships that exist between clauses and texts (macro syntax).