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Learn Biblical Hebrew through conversations

Travel back thousands of years to the time of the Old Testament to learn the language in which Genesis was actually written! Although these stories and scriptures might be familiar to you, approaching them from the viewpoint of a new language will give you a whole new perspective – you may feel closer than ever to words you’ve known for years.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Biblical Hebrew language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Biblical Hebrew culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Biblical Hebrew culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Biblical Hebrew language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Biblical Hebrew

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Biblical Hebrew
  • Chapter 1 - Genesis 1:1-5: In the beginning
  • Chapter 2 - Genesis 3:1-6: More subtle than any beast
  • Chapter 3 - Psalms 23:1-6: The valley of the shadow
  • Chapter 4 - Song of Solomon 3:1-5: Him whom my soul loveth

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Genesis 1:1-5: In the beginning

Conversational Goals

  • Read Genesis 1: 1
  • Read Genesis 1: 2
  • Read Genesis 1: 3
  • Read Genesis 1: 4
  • Read Genesis 1: 5

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Participles
  • Be Introduced to Verb Vowel Patterns
  • Encounter Perfective and Imperfective Verb Aspects
  • Learn the Noun Masculine Plural Form
  • Recognize Basic Noun Possession Relations

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Genesis 3:1-6: More subtle than any beast

Conversational Goals

  • Read Genesis 3: 1
  • Read Genesis 3: 2
  • Read Genesis 3: 3-4
  • Read Genesis 3: 5
  • Read Genesis 3: 6

Grammar Goals

  • Be Exposed to Genders and Numbers in the Imperfective Aspect
  • Be Introduced to Adjectives
  • Be Introduced to Infinitive Verb Forms
  • Learn More Verb Vowel Patterns
  • Recognize Possession Suffixes for Nouns and Prepositions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Psalms 23:1-6: The valley of the shadow

Conversational Goals

  • Read Psalms 23:1-2
  • Read Psalms 23:3
  • Read Psalms 23:4
  • Read Psalms 23:5
  • Read Psalms 23:6

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Possession Noun Suffixes
  • Become Familiar with Pronouns
  • Recognize Direct Object Verb Suffixes
  • Recognize Number, Gender and Person Suffixes of the Perfective Verb Aspect

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Song of Solomon 3:1-5: Him whom my soul loveth

Conversational Goals

  • Read Song of Solomon 3:1
  • Read Song of Solomon 3:2
  • Read Song of Solomon 3:3
  • Read Song of Solomon 3:4
  • Read Song of Solomon 3:5

Grammar Goals

  • Become Familiar with the Self-Encouraging Mode in the Imperfective Verb Aspect
  • Learn More Direct Object Verb Suffixes
  • Recognize Gender and Number Suffixes in the Perfective Verb Aspect
  • Understand Gender and Number Inflections of the Definite Direct Object Marker
  • Understand the Usage of "if" in Negative Oaths

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