Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar 2.0: Q&A with Prof Christo van der Merwe

Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar 2.0: Q&A with Prof Christo van der Merwe

Eighteen years ago Christo van der Merwe et. al published a Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar. At the time it introduced some important areas of study that had not yet been covered in BH grammars, such as word order variation. Now, van der Merwe and Naudé are back with a substantially augmented second edition. Read on to learn more about this edition from Christo and what he's up to next.

The Explorer vs. The Evangelist (or, A Blogging Nightmare)

The Explorer vs. The Evangelist (or, A Blogging Nightmare)

Blogging can be a chore if you like to research. Some folk are intent on sharing knowledge and increasing awareness. The Evangelists. Others are bent on discovering that knowledge that the other camp seeks to share. The Explorers. These polarities are not binary but exist along a spectrum. Some days I feel like an explorer, but others I feel the call to broadcast.

Limits of Subjectivity

Limits of Subjectivity

The meaning of words and expressions are notoriously difficult to analyze. Lexicographers have their work cut out for them in building a dictionary. Most often their methodology is based on subjective methods. But this makes it difficult to challenge their conclusions — at least in a capacity that relies on more than strong personal convictions. Is there another way to doing the backend investigations of lexicography?

The Greek Verb Revisited — Now Available!

The Greek Verb Revisited — Now Available!

The Greek Verb Revisited, which collects the proceedings from the Linguistics and the Greek Verb conference (Tyndale House, Cambridge; July 2015), is out!

Thinking About Discourse Markers in Greek (and Hebrew)

Thinking About Discourse Markers in Greek (and Hebrew)

It's been a while since I (Chris F.) have posted here at OSS. In this post, I reintroduce myself to the blog and discuss discourse markers, i.e., what I've been up to for the past few years that's kept me from blogging!