A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew is a complete revision of Duane Garretts respected 2002 release originally entitled A Modern Grammar for Classical Hebrew. In addition to the revisions and contributions from new coauthor Jason DeRouchie, the book now includes the answer key for an all-new companion workbook, an updated vocabulary list for second year Hebrew courses, and a DVD that contains PowerPoint teaching helps as well as vocabulary audio files.
“I have used A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew in both seminary and lay-level classroom settings in pre-publication and now in the final, published edition. Garret and DeRouchie offer a well-conceived approach to teaching beginning Hebrew that guides students into intermediate Hebrew in chapters 36-41 and positions them well for Hebrew exegesis. This grammar should receive strong consideration as an introductory text for biblical Hebrew at the college or seminary levels.”—Brian Tabb, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Bethlehem College and Seminary
“The more I use the Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, by Garrett and DeRouchie, the more I realize how superior it is to other texts I have used for over 20 years. Their approach enables the professor of biblical Hebrew to introduce first year students to the basics of weak verbs, something any other grammar I have ever used does not do. Also, the fact that they do not use biblical passages in their exercises is actually an advantage. Every exercise gives the student practice that fits with the level of training so far and does not introduce peculiarities from the actual biblical text that go beyond what the student has learned. Nevertheless, they allow the student to get into the biblical text with their guided studies. All around, this is the best grammar I have ever used, and I will continue to use it as long as I am able to teach biblical Hebrew. Thanks for bringing this grammar to my attention.”—Dr. Thomas Howe, Southern Evangelical Seminary