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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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20 Nominals with Double End Consonants



Dagesch Forte

With single-syllable nominals, most of the time with long vowels, the 2nd radical can appear to double.1 The doubling appears before the ending as a Dagesch forte. The corresponding short vowel stands before the doubled consonant.


Words with gutturals or ר as the last consonant have compensatory lengthening; often virtual doubling with ח.

Occasionally, the 2nd radical is repeated:

1 Most of the time these are Ajin-Ajin roots → § 42.1. There are also roots with assimilated Nun, e.g.: ﬠֵז “goat” from ענז.

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