A Dutch Grammar of Biblical Hebrew

W.T. van Peursen, M.F.J. Baasten

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Abstract

In 1936 J. Nat published a Dutch grammar of Biblical Hebrew entitled Hebreeuwsche grammatica. This book would prove to have a long and successful history. The third edition, published in 1945, was edited and updated by J.J. Koopmans. As of the sixth edition from 1962, the book appeared under the authorship of J.P. Lettinga. Whole generations of Dutch, Flemish and South-African hebraists were raised with this solid standard work, that offered not only a thorough and systematic overview of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Biblical Hebrew, but also aimed to introduce students to the historical development of the language. The present contribution, written by the editors of the twelfth edition (2012) describes the vicissitudes of this famous book against the background of the development of Hebrew studies, both in the Netherlands and elsewhere.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiblical Hebrew in Context
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Semitics and Old Testament Texts in Honour of Professor Jan P. Lettinga
EditorsKoert van Bekkum, Gert Kwakkel, Wolter H. Rose
PublisherE.J. Brill
Chapter5
Pages39-53
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789004380851
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

Publication series

NameOudtestamentische Studiën = Old Testament Studies
Volume74

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Biblical Hebrew
Dutch Grammar
Syntax
The Netherlands
History
Authorship
Language
Vicissitudes
Africa
Phonology

Keywords

  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Language instruction
  • Lettinga

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van Peursen, W. T., & Baasten, M. F. J. (2018). A Dutch Grammar of Biblical Hebrew. In K. van Bekkum, G. Kwakkel, & W. H. Rose (Eds.), Biblical Hebrew in Context: Essays in Semitics and Old Testament Texts in Honour of Professor Jan P. Lettinga (pp. 39-53). (Oudtestamentische Studiën = Old Testament Studies; Vol. 74). E.J. Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004380851_006
van Peursen, W.T. ; Baasten, M.F.J. / A Dutch Grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Biblical Hebrew in Context: Essays in Semitics and Old Testament Texts in Honour of Professor Jan P. Lettinga. editor / Koert van Bekkum ; Gert Kwakkel ; Wolter H. Rose. E.J. Brill, 2018. pp. 39-53 (Oudtestamentische Studiën = Old Testament Studies).
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A Dutch Grammar of Biblical Hebrew. / van Peursen, W.T.; Baasten, M.F.J.

Biblical Hebrew in Context: Essays in Semitics and Old Testament Texts in Honour of Professor Jan P. Lettinga. ed. / Koert van Bekkum; Gert Kwakkel; Wolter H. Rose. E.J. Brill, 2018. p. 39-53 (Oudtestamentische Studiën = Old Testament Studies; Vol. 74).

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