Professors in seminary and university settings can adapt the book to either one-semester or full-year courses. This book is accompanied by free online resources. Click the red eSources banner above for more information.
Having taught Hebrew students for the past thirty years, I can say that this present class is the most advanced I have ever had. They read extremely well, they have a good grasp of the fundamentals, and they have a developing understanding of syntax that will prepare them for subsequent study in Hebrew readings and exegesis. This grammar is characterized by current terminology, new discussions that reflect the best of what current research has to offer, and well-considered exercises and readings.
I highly recommend it.
Martin Abegg Jr. I am delighted to have found Cook and Holmstedt's Beginning Biblical Hebrew , which is a mature and delightful alternative. Pedagogically speaking, it is just about perfect. It presents necessary information succinctly without overwhelming beginners. It also entices and immerses students with comicbook-style readings and a graphical presentation of vocabulary. Students begin to read, rather than decode, Hebrew almost from the beginning.
Invariably, their deductive approach requires a motivation-crushing amount of contextless memorization, and only a fraction of students have the heart to continue past the first semester. Cook and Holmstedt's grammar is a breath of fresh air. It engages students at multiple levels through inductive and holistic approaches to language acquisition. If you want your students to learn Biblical Hebrew in a deep and substantial way, and help them enjoy the process as well, then this grammar is exactly what you are looking for. The use of illustrations is a great step forward in vocabulary acquisition, but better still is the use of Hebrew to teach Hebrew.
Beginning Biblical Hebrew is sure to invigorate the teaching and learning of Biblical Hebrew in many classrooms. This isn't a rehash; it's a reboot. To have these creative ideas assembled into this ambitious synthesis will allow instructors to try out new approaches with relative ease. Christopher B.
Hays , D. The text aims at language acquisition rather than grammar retention, and this is a point that makes the volume so useful.
Current in its philosophy of language, relevant in its presentation and pedagogy, and thoroughly focused on the ancient Hebrew text, this beginning grammar will serve Biblical Hebrew language learners for years to come. Skills such as the proper use of a lexicon, the basics of word studies, and syntactical analysis - which professors usually must teach in a supplemental way - are integrated into the text and exercises of each chapter.
At 28 chapters, the grammar can easily be completed in a two semester introductory sequence. Switching grammars seems too high a hill to climb - reworking exercises, redoing lecture notes, and all the like. The combination of the free YouTube curriculum and a full key makes switching a snap.
The students watch the videos in advance, prepare the homework assignments, and you simply come in prepared to discuss the areas where they need clarification or help. Class preparation has never been easier. A complete answer key and errata list are available for download as a. How often have you wished you could teach yourself Hebrew?
Alas, all but a few students need a teacher, a tour guide through the language, as simply getting a grammar and reading it doesn't fully do the job. Each chapter of this book is fully taught in a free YouTube video series. If you are teaching yourself Hebrew, there is a full answer key available under the "For Professors" section.
Thirty-one lessons equip learners for reading the biblical text in Hebrew. He has been teaching Hebrew for more than thirty years and is coauthor with Miles V. The original author had a purpose, a message to communicate. It also contains one of the most elaborate treatments of Biblical Hebrew word order yet published in a grammar. Biblical Hebrew: A Compact Guide, by Miles Van Pelt, is a handy, at-a-glance reference with summaries of Hebrew grammar, paradigms, a lexicon, and more. About words of Hebrew vocabulary 4. Study at Cambridge Undergraduate Graduate International students Continuing education Executive and professional education Courses in education.
If you are taking Hebrew in a college, university, or seminary setting, please consult with your teacher or professor before downloading and using the answer key. Regardless, check the errata list for any updates to the printed volume.
The author presents the basic material clearly and cogently, while deftly incorporating insights gleaned from the latest research. Beginners will enjoy starting to read actual excerpts from the Bible at an early stage; and by the end, they will be well equipped for the task of Old Testament exegesis. You can also download audio recordings of any Haftorah directly to your iPod or mp3 player. The article also contains tables with the Unicode and the Michigan-Claremont codings of the cantillation marks.
This is an extensive collection that will help you learn Hebrew nouns and verb stems. Ted Blakely has posted more than 20 charts and tables on morphology, pronouns and pronominal suffixes, nouns, syntax, verbs and verb formation on his site..
Ross Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, FlashWorks Another helpful free software vocabulary program.