Example: Third Hebrew Exercise

(You may be interested in a corresponding Greek exercise.)

We will now look at the exercise called “demo3” in the “ETCBC4/demo” folder. Click on the number 5 under “...preset passages” for that exercise. The system will show you a random sentence from the specified Bible passages, for example, this one:

Bible OL

In this exercise the object of the exercise is not words but clauses. Each subquestion presents a clause, and your task is to identify the type of the clause. The figure above shows a sentence from Genesis 20:3. If you click the “MyView” icon and select Clause and Show border, the limits of each clause are obvious:

Bible OL

In this example you are asked to consider the type of the indicated clause. The first clause is הִנְּךָ֥ מֵת֙ עַל־הָאִשָּׁ֣ה, and you must decide if the type of this clause is either AjCl (adjectival clause), NmCl (nominal clause), or Ptcp (participle clause). (The answer Other value is not relevant in this exercise.) Once you have made your choice and checked if it is correct, you can press the ❯ symbol to move on to the next clause in the sentence, which is וְהִ֖וא בְּעֻ֥לַת בָּֽעַל. (The middle clause in the sentence (אֲשֶׁר־לָקַ֔חְתָּ) has a type that is not covered by this exercise, and for that reason it is not shown in purple and is omitted from the exercise.)