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Grammar of Biblical Hebrew


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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19 Nominals with Final ä



Nominals, which in the singular absolute state look for -ä (ה) and in the construct state for -e (ה), can be traced back to roots, whose original 3rd radical Waw or Jod has dropped out (like Lamed-He (ל״ה) verbs → § 39.1).

The He is a vowel letter for the final long vowel and is missing before an ending.

Jod before a Suffix

In the singular form with suffix, the original Jod can appear. Then forms appear which are like those of the plural:

With feminine forms, the ending ה stands instead of the final ה.

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