I am grateful to my family for making this book possible. My parents taught me to love language, and my father planted the seed for this grammar when he taught Greek to me from the textbook he wrote. My wife and daughters, who are God&s greatest gifts to me, have sacrificially given time for me to work on the project. Teresa unfailingly loves and encourages me with her deep wisdom. Katherine and Laura inspire me with their joy for life and goodness.
Harry Hunt, my Hebrew teacher and mentor, taught me to love this remarkable language and to cultivate compassionate excellence. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary provided a sabbatical to begin this project, and then several years later HardinSimmons University and Logsdon School of Theology provided a sabbatical that allowed for its completion. Many graduate student assistants have painstakingly helped with this grammar through the years — most recently, Jason Patrick, Nathan Maxwell, Meredith Stone, Cory Murman, Walt Henson, and Amanda Cutbirth. Finally, I am grateful to all my students who year by year teach and inspire me with their hunger to read the ancient sacred words of the Hebrew Bible.
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Publication information: Book title: Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Contributors: Robert Ray Ellis - Author. Publisher: Baylor University Press. Place of publication: Waco, TX. Publication year: 2006. Page number: xvii.
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