Paul M. Cook



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Required Texts 4.1 Required texts [abbreviations in brackets, cf. Course Outline below] Arnold, Bill T. and John H. Choi. A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. [Guide, Arnold & Choi] Elliger, K., and W. Rudolph. Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1967-77. [BHS] Holladay, William L. A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1971. [HALOT] Scott, William R. A Simplified Guide to BHS. Berkley, Calif.: BIBAL, 1987. [Scott] Seow, C. L. A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew. Rev. ed. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995. [Seow] 4.2 Optional texts Brown, Francis, S. R. Driver, and Charles A. Briggs. A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament. Oxford: Oxford, 1907; reprint, Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1979. [BDB] • An acceptable substitute for Holladay above. • For many, the lexicon of choice for nearly 100 years. Still useful, but in desperate need of updating. • Arranges words by their root, instead of in strict alphabetical order (thus making it more difficult for the beginning student to use). Chisholm, Robert. From Exegesis to Exposition: A Practical Guide to Using Biblical Hebrew. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998. [Chisholm] • Designed as a 2nd year textbook. • Helps the student to make the move from reading Biblical Hebrew to preaching, teaching, etc. Long, Gary A. Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2002. • Introduces Hebrew concepts by first introducing the concept in English. • Helpful for students who struggle with English grammar.

Publication Date

January 2006


Asbury Theological Seminary


Kentucky, OT501A, OT501, Hebrew, Spring, Wilmore



OT 501 A Survey of Biblical Hebrew