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Grammar of Biblical Hebrew

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Wolfgang Schneider

Although Wolfgang Schneider’s Grammatik des biblischen Hebräisch: Ein Lehrbuch serves primarily as an introductory textbook to biblical Hebrew, it makes an invaluable contribution to the text-linguistic study of Hebrew Bible. Schneider’s understanding of narrative syntax and discourse linguistics continues to influence such grammarians as Niccacci and Talstra, through whom his work is validated. His discussion of clauses and text syntax remains pertinent to Hebrew students and professors alike. With this English translation, Schneider’s work may now make a worldwide contribution to biblical studies by clarifying for the student the contribution of text grammar to the reading of the biblical text.
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09 Gutturals and Resch

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The gutturals—Alef (א), He (ה), Chet (ח) and Ajin (ע) —were hardly still pronounced as guttural sounds at the time of the Masoretes. The Masoretes have tried to preserve them as consonants and for that reason used special rules of vocalization with them and in part also with Resch (ר) .

09.1 Disappearance of Vowels

Chatéf Vowels

With gutturals, the Chatéf vowels stand instead of Schwa mobile:

e.g.

09.2 Doubling

Gutturals and Resch have no Dagesch forte.1 Instead of doubling, compensatory lengthening or virtual doubling occurs.

Compensatory Lengthening

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