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Elements of Hebrew by an Inductive Method

Revised by J. M. Powis Smith
First published privately in 1885 and reissued in 1959, this grammar text employs the inductive method of Hebrew instruction developed by William Rainey Harper and practiced by him at the University of Chicago.

"This inductive method in the teaching of grammar is educationally sound, and in employing it in this text some eighty years ago, the author was certainly far ahead of his time."—William Chomsky, Jewish Bookland

"A treatment of much that is essential in Hebrew grammar. . . .useful tools to the divinity student and instructor in biblical Hebrew."—David Weinstein, Jewish Education

221 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1959

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies

Table of Contents

Part First - Orthography
I. The Letters
II. Vowels
III. Other Points
IV. The Accents
V. Syllables
VI. Euphony of Vowels
VII. Euphony of Consonants
Part Second - Etymology
VIII. Inseparable Particles
IX. Pronouns
X. The Verb
XI. The Tri-literal Verb
XII. Bi-literal Verbs
XIII. Nouns
XIV. Separate Particles

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