Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes A Day: Vol. 2: 365 More Selections for Easy Review
|by Jonathan G. Kline|
| Retail: $39.95|
Size: 5 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches
Binding: Black Stamped Hard Flexisoft
Pub Date: November 2017
Volumes in Series: 2
Item Number: 070634
Categories: Language and Reference
After seminary or graduate school, very few of us can afford the luxury of spending more than a few minutes a day, if that, working on our Biblical Hebrew. Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 2 is designed to help anyone who has retained at least a basic knowledge of Biblical Hebrew to refresh and deepen their skills and understanding—even in the midst of a busy schedule.
Like its predecessor volume, Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 1, this book does not replace the need for a grammar or textbook; rather, it complements grammatical study by helping you to build a robust vocabulary and to review morphology and syntax in a completely inductive way, and without using any grammatical jargon. While volume 1 helps you review the 365 most common words in the Hebrew Bible, volume 2 focuses on the next most frequently occurring group of 365 words (those that occur between 121 and 50 times in the Hebrew Bible), likewise presenting these words one day at a time in order of descending frequency, and in the context of verses in which they appear. The structure and daily components found in volume 2 are identical to those of volume 1 and thus will be immediately familiar to anyone who has used that book.
After working through Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day: Volume 1 and the first half of volume 2, you will have seen all the vocabulary you need in order to engage with any verse in the Hebrew Bible with the help of a resource such as Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: A Reader’s Edition. And by the time you finish volume 2, you will have read through 730 verses of the Hebrew Bible in the original!
"Dr. Jonathan Kline has devised a method for remembering and using the biblical languages that most students simply forget after learning them in seminary or graduate school. In carefully constructed lessons that take only two minutes each day, Dr. Kline reminds the reader of vocabulary and grammar, and readers' use of these books each and every day allows them to experience long-term comfort with the language. We have needed these books for a long time, and I personally will be very happy to have them in my library."
"What a clear and superb presentation of the grammar of Biblical Hebrew! Indeed, in just two minutes per day, one can continue to read and enjoy and appreciate the original text of the Hebrew Bible! The clear layout, the highlighting, the choice of passages, and much more make the learning process a sheer delight."
"Language learning is a costly investment on many levels. Reading the Bible in Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic is a skill acquired only through many months of difficult effort, yet after coursework ends, life and work get in the way, and the ability to access Scripture in its original language fades. Now with Jonathan Kline's series, language learners can not only protect and sustain the knowledge they've acquired—they can build new skills. These expertly designed Two Minutes a Day books will help anyone who has taken an introductory Biblical language course revive their reading ability, and the lessons can even function as daily devotional readings in the original language. While working through the short passages in these books, I felt as though I had a wise language teacher by my side. Kline is that teacher, and through these volumes readers will again feel the excitement and joy of connecting with the Bible in the language of its authors."
Jonathan G. Kline (PhD, Harvard University) is the author of Allusive Soundplay in the Hebrew Bible and co-author of Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook. He currently serves as the academic editor at Hendrickson Publishers.