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23. Issues of Sentence Syntax

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  1. Read this chapter from beginning to end, but do not study it carefully until you have listened to the lecture. In terms of issues of sentence syntax, the chapter is divided into three sections: the syntax of the verb (23.2-3); the syntax of the subject (23.4); and the syntax os the object (23.5). Study each section carefully and don't skip any of the examples. This is certainly not material that is difficult to understand; it just takes time to work through the examples.

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  3. Read the chapter. Section 23.6 is devoted to one type of conditional sentence in Hebrew. There are many but this is one of the most important. You may consider the section on adverbs (23.7) to be for reference only. Section 23.8 (Disjunctive Waw) is extremely important material. Study the four categories of Dijunctive Waw with meticulous care. This grammar concepts is just everywhere in the Hebrew Scriptures.

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Please complete the following exercises:

  1. Bible Translations: 1,3,7,9,10 on pp. 187-188


  1. Exercise 1 (page 187)

  2. Exercise 4 (page 187)

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  1. What is the normal word order for a Hebrew verbal sentence?

  2. What is the significance of an independent personal pronoun preceding the verb?

  3. True or False. In a conditional sentence, the protasis or “if-clause” (often beginning withM)i) is followed by the apodosis or “then-clause.”

  4. Name the four major uses of the Disjunctive Waw.

  5. Do you understand that, in English, normal word order is subject-verb-object but, in Hebrew, normal word order for a verbal sentence is verb-subject-object?

  6. Did you read the first footnote in 23.1 in which you were told that the study of Hebrew falls into the three categories of phonology, morphology and syntax? Be certain that you understand each of these terms, though detailed only briefly in this note.

  7. Have you been diligent in the study of each Biblical example?Do you understand what is meant by the terms "protasis" and "apodosis" as well as how this type of conditional sentences translates?

  8. Do you understand how adverbs functions, both in English and in Hebrew?

  9. Have you mastered the content of 23.8? If not, you must do so.


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