We rarely think about the way languages work because communicating in our native tongue comes so naturally to us. The Bible was written in ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek?languages no modern reader can claim to have a native understanding of. A better understanding of how language works should help us understand the Bible better as we seek to discern the original intent and meaning of each biblical author. In Linguistics & Biblical Exegesis, you will get a basic introduction to the field of linguistics?its history, its key concepts, its major schools of thought, and how its insights can shed light on various problems in biblical Hebrew and Greek. Learn how the study of language can enhance your Bible study.
This is a real gem. It provides an easy-to-follow bird’s eye view of those developments and aspects of linguistics that may be helpful for better understanding the source texts of the Bible. It is a must read for students and exegetes who are serious about understanding the richness but also fascinating complexity of the Biblical texts that are so dear to us.
?Christo Van Der Merwe, professor of biblical Hebrew, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Introduction to Linguistics and the Bible by Wendy Widder
Linguistic Fundamentals by Wendy Widder
Language in Use by Jeremy Thompson and Wendy Widder
Language Universals, Typology, and Markedness by Daniel Wilson and Michael Aubrey
Major Approaches to Linguistics by Jeremy Thompson and Wendy Widder
Linguistic Issues in Biblical Hebrew by Wendy Widder
Linguistic Issues in Biblical Greek by Michael Aubrey
The Value of Linguistically Informed Exegesis by Michael Aubrey