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GREEK-ENGLISH LEXICON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AND THE EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE

GREEK-ENGLISH LEXICON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AND THE EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE

Author: BAUER
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Described as an invaluable reference work (Classical Philology) and a tool indispensable for the study of early Christian literature (Religious Studies Review) in its previous edition, this new updated American edition of Walter Bauer's Wörterbuch zu den Schriften des Neuen Testaments builds on its predecessor's staggering deposit of extraordinary erudition relating to Greek literature from all periods. Including entries for many more words, the new edition also lists more than 25,000 additional references to classical, intertestamental, Early Christian, and modern literature.

In this edition, Frederick W. Danker's broad knowledge of Greco-Roman literature, as well as papyri and epigraphs, provides a more panoramic view of the world of Jesus and the New Testament. Danker has also introduced a more consistent mode of reference citation, and has provided a composite list of abbreviations to facilitate easy access to this wealth of information.

Perhaps the single most important lexical innovation of Danker's edition is its inclusion of extended definitions for Greek terms. For instance, a key meaning of episkopos was defined in the second American edition as overseer; Danker defines it as one who has the responsibility of safeguarding or seeing to it that something is done in the correct way, guardian. Such extended definitions give a fuller sense of the word in question, which will help avoid both anachronisms and confusion among users of the lexicon who may not be native speakers of English.

Danker's edition of Bauer's Wörterbuch will be an indispensable guide for Biblical and classical scholars, ministers, seminarians, and translators.

GUIDE BIBLICAL HEBREW SYNTAX

Author: ARNOLD B
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At the heart of biblical interpretation is the need to read the Bible's syntax (the way words, clauses, and sentences relate to each other). The growing demands on theological education have made it difficult for students of the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament) to master the intermediate-level skills required to interpret the syntax of the Bible's original language. A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax defines the fundamental syntactical features of the Hebrew Bible, and illustrates each feature with at least one example, extracted from the Bible itself and accompanied with English translation.
HINDI FOR BEGINNERS: MASTERING CONVERSATIONAL HINDI (CD-ROM INCLUDED)

HINDI FOR BEGINNERS: MASTERING CONVERSATIONAL HINDI (CD-ROM INCLUDED)

Author: MEHROTRA, MADHUMITA
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Hindi for Beginners is a Hindi self-study guide and language learning package aimed at helping students learn Hindi in a natural manner.

It engages them to use the Hindi language in real life situations actively. An accompanying audio CD with clearly annunciated dialogues spoken by native Hindi speakers ensures correct pronunciation and builds listening comprehension. Clear task-based instructions, concise and to-the-point explanations of grammatical structures, and lesson plans help enhance student's understanding and speed up their ability to learn Hindi.

The subject matter is geared towards all learning styles and is organized around day to day conversations such as:

  • Self- introduction
  • Pleasantries
  • Describing home
  • Hiring transportation
  • Hotel booking
  • Reporting a theft
  • Shopping
  • And much more...
  • Hindi for Beginners can be used for instructional purposes in a classroom setting or to maintain individual linguistic capabilities such as reading, listening, speaking and writing through a wide array of activities. This book also includes the Romanization of vocabulary and dialogues as they are pronounced, to help learners pronounce them correctly and clearly in the absence of a Hindi speaker or a teacher, without any difficulty.

    All disc content is alternatively accessible on tuttlepublishing.com/downloadable-content.

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    HOW TO READ CHINESE POETRY IN CONTEXT: POETIC CULTURE FROM ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE TANG

    Author: ZONG-QI CAI
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    How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context is an introduction to the golden age of Chinese poetry, spanning the earliest times through the Tang dynasty (618-907). It aims to break down barriers--between language and culture, poetry and history--that have stood in the way of teaching and learning Chinese poetry. Not only a primer in early Chinese poetry, the volume demonstrates the unique and central role of poetry in the making of Chinese culture.

    Each chapter focuses on a specific theme to show the interplay between poetry and the world. Readers discover the key role that poetry played in Chinese diplomacy, court politics, empire building, and institutionalized learning; as well as how poems shed light on gender and women's status, war and knight-errantry, Daoist and Buddhist traditions, and more. The chapters also show how people of different social classes used poetry as a means of gaining entry into officialdom, creating self-identity, fostering friendship, and airing grievances. The volume includes historical vignettes and anecdotes that contextualize individual poems, investigating how some featured texts subvert and challenge the grand narratives of Chinese history. Presenting poems in Chinese along with English translations and commentary, How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context unites teaching poetry with the social circumstances surrounding its creation, making it a pioneering and versatile text for the study of Chinese language, literature, history, and culture.

    IN THE BEGINNING: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE

    IN THE BEGINNING: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE

    Author: HOFFMAN, JOEL M.
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    A highly entertaining history of the Hebrew language and its contributions to all languages. Very well written and charming.
    JAPANESE KANJI MADE EASY: LEARN 1,000 KANJI AND KANA THE FUN AND EASY WAY (INCLUDES AUDIO CD)

    JAPANESE KANJI MADE EASY: LEARN 1,000 KANJI AND KANA THE FUN AND EASY WAY (INCLUDES AUDIO CD)

    Author: KLUEMPER, MICHAEL L.
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    This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method to learn over 1,000 Japanese kanji characters using visual stimuli and pictographs.

    Learning the fundamental kanji characters used to write Japanese can be challenging, but this book is designed to speed up learning by presenting the 1,000 most common characters using a mnemonic approach. In a fun and accessible way to learn Japanese, each kanji is associated with memorable visual and verbal clues. For example, the Japanese character for person is superimposed over a sketch of a smiling man. The visual clue is "a person standing on two legs." By seeing the distinctive shape of the kanji, learners create a mental image of its meaning.

    Each character is presented as part of a group of characters which share similar traits. These groups use common root symbols known as radicals; they are also categorized by themes such as colors, numbers, animals, or body parts. Pronunciations, meanings and common vocabulary compounds are provided for each character in the group. Mnemonic clues are also given for the basic 92 hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols. A free audio CD helps you learn pronunciation for all of the characters and vocabulary in this book. The introduction explains the basic history and structure of the kanji.

    Key feature of this Japanese kanji book include:

  • Hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols
  • Easy-to-remember drawings and stories for ALL characters
  • Thousands of vocabulary words
  • Audio CD for pronunciation practice
  • All disc content is alternatively accessible on tuttlepublishing.com/downloadable-content.

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    KANJIPICTOGRAPHIX DRAGON BOOK: Blood, Fire and Spirit

    Author: ROWLEY, MICHAEL
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    Kanji come to life with over 250 graphically illustrated mnemonics for learning essential Japanese characters. Colorful pages are filled with horses and tigers, palaces and pulpits, kings and lunatics, samurai and wizards. A world of soldiers, swords, spies, demons, fire, smoke, gushing blood, and dragons with claws and fangs.


    While the format looks and feels more like a colorful story book than a textbook, KanjiPictoGraphix Dragon Book taps powerful learning methods derived from Rowley's career as an educational therapist and professor of information design.


    The book begins with an 'Elements' chart of the building blocks of Japanese written language. Pages are organized into clusters of characters with common elements and meanings. The result is a semantic, meaningful narrative that makes learning the complex written forms easy to understand and remember. The hundreds of visual mnemonics draw upon a combination of visuals with genuine etymological roots along with contemporary visual interpretations to help you learn to read Japanese kanji quickly and joyfully.


    Kanji are over 2,000 years old, so you will see some non-PC imagery that reflects ancient ideas about religion, women, men, children, animals, and old people. Rather than whitewash this, the book illustrates the meanings and ideas of an ancient, beautiful, and, at times, provocative language.


    Michael Rowley is the founder and creative director at VizCab.com, a family-run print and mobile media design and branding business in Silicon Valley, California. He is the author of KanjiPictoGraphix for iPhone and iPad. His Twitter feed @KanjPicto distills and dissects the meanings of Japanese kanji vocabulary words. Early in his career Michael worked as an educational therapist at the Dannen School at La Cañada, taught English at Chaminade University Tokyo, digital imaging at The American Film Institute in Hollywood, and information design at Art Center Pasadena. He lives with his sweetheart, Kiki, and their four dogs and is a volunteer at ProjectRescueMe.com, an organization to rescue animals and end petlessness.


    LATIN GRAMMAR

    LATIN GRAMMAR

    Author: MAIDHOFF, RAFFAELA
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    This brand-new textbook for students of classical literature presents a comprehensive summary of Latin grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Students are introduced to nouns in all genders and declensions, verbs in all conjugations and tenses, vocabulary, and bilingual passages that demonstrate classical Latin sentence structure. This book presents students with a very useful complement to their studies of classical Latin texts, such as Julius Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic Wars, the poetry of Virgil, and other literary works from the bards of ancient Rome.
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    LATIN INSCRIPTIONS: ANCIENT SCRIPTS

    Author: BOOMS, DIRK
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    Visitors to museums or ancient Roman sites are often confronted with Latin texts inscribed on objects or buildings from classical antiquity. To the uninitiated such Latin inscriptions can appear daunting -- a jumble of letters seemingly without structure or meaning. However, since they were meant to be understood by all levels of ancient Roman society, even those who couldn't read, these ancient inscriptions followed strict grammatical rules and standardized abbreviations that could be easily decoded.

    This book will teach readers -- even those with no knowledge of Latin -- how to decipher these ancient messages. Each illustrated inscription is accompanied by a transcription, a transliteration in which all abbreviations are spelled out, a translation, and finally an interpretation of the text's meaning and significance.

    Even the smallest piece of information in an inscription can aid classicists in reconstructing the daily lives of Romans, especially those less visible in the archaeological record: the poor, slaves, and women. In conveying devastation at the death of a loved one, comradery among soldiers, or the key events in individual lives, inscriptions can reveal much about ancient Roman history and culture.
    LATIN INTENSIVE COURSE

    LATIN INTENSIVE COURSE

    Author: MORELAND
    $41.95
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    This is a comprehensive introduction to Latin forms and syntax, designed to train the student in reading ancient texts at an early stage.