New Event, New Words, New Genre

I'm reading a powerful book called Night by Elie Wiesel.  No doubt many of you have read this and/or some other award winning book or play by Wiesel.  Though the content is well worth commenting on, I was very intrigued at Wiesel's search for words to describe the hellish darkness he faced and saw in… Continue reading New Event, New Words, New Genre

Hebrew Grammar, Linguistics, and Justification

What do Hebrew grammar, linguistics, and justification have to do with one another? Quite a bit, if you ask me (us). In An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, Bruce Waltke and M. O' Conner give us some implicit clues. In their discussion of a certain verb (the Piel stem, to be precise), they note a… Continue reading Hebrew Grammar, Linguistics, and Justification