New Grammar for Biblical Hebrew

| August 28, 2013

Mail was good to me today.  just got my copy of the new biblical Hebrew grammar by my former grad school classmates, Rob Holmstedt and John Cook: Beginning Biblical Hebrew: A Grammar and Illustrated Reader. Rob and John started this pedagogical journey while they were still at the UW-Madison. Congratulations to both of them. The […]

Genesis 1:1-3 – Does Hebrew Grammar Matter for Understanding the Hebrew Scriptures?

| August 26, 2013

Stupid question? To anyone thinking clearly it is. There are, naturally, exceptions. It’s just unfortunate that you can find them in Christian ministries. Readers may recall that I have posted several items about the grammar and syntax of Genesis 1:1-3. One such post discussed the problem of the clauses in those first three verses – […]

For Your Inner Greek Geek: Important New Testament Discourse Paper

| August 15, 2013

My colleague at Logos, Dr. Steve Runge, told me today that his article critiquing certain points of Stanley Porter’s work in Greek grammar (having to do with tense forms) has been accepted for publication by a scholarly journal that will appear in 2014. Steve has obtained permission to post his article (or some pre-edited version […]

Nifty Computer Software for Memorizing Greek and Hebrew Paradigms

| July 31, 2013

I was alerted to this new program on the web today that I’m sure many readers — and MEMRA students — will want to get. I’ve experimented with it and it works like a charm. The utility generates a wide range of quizzes on all the Greek and Hebrew paradigms students would learn in a […]

Hebrew, Ugaritic, and ANE Archaeology Titles That Need Some Love

| May 25, 2013

As readers know, every once in a while some items that we’re working on at Logos Bible Software are in need of a a little push to get them into production. There are hundreds of such items on the Logos website, but these are near and dear to someone like me. I’m hoping that some […]