Basics of Biblical Hebrew 2

Basics of Biblical Hebrew 2

Taught by Gary D. Pratico, Miles V. Van Pelt

The second part of a two-course series, Basics of Biblical Hebrew 2 picks up where Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1 leaves off, digging deeper into the vocabulary and grammar of classical Hebrew. Together, these two courses equip you to begin studying the Old Testament in its original language.

Course Details

  • 16 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 4.5 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar: Third Edition by Miles Van Pelt and Gary D. Pratico

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Course Description

Basics of Biblical Hebrew 2 is the second part of a two-course series designed to introduce you to the Hebrew language of the Old Testament.

Using the best inductive and deductive approaches to classical language, Basics of Biblical Hebrew uses actual examples from the Hebrew Old Testament rather than made-up illustrations and emphasizes understanding the structural pattern of the Hebrew language rather than rote memorization.

Designed for self-learners and academic students looking to refresh their knowledge of Hebrew, this course is supported by the best-selling textbook Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar: Third Edition.

All course material—instructional videos, readings, quizzes, and vocabulary review—is available online for study at your own convenience.

By completing this course, you’ll gain

  • the foundational knowledge required to begin studying the Old Testament in its original Hebrew
  • deeper familiarity with and knowledge of the building blocks of classical Hebrew, including sentence syntax
  • more extensive knowledge of Hebrew verbs and their various forms
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools

Meet Your Instructors

Gary D. Pratico

Th.D., Harvard Divinity School

Gary D. Pratico is professor of Old Testament and director of the Hebrew language program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been teaching Hebrew for nearly thirty years. 

Miles V. Van Pelt

Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Miles Van Pelt is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Director of Summer Institute for Biblical Languages, and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.

Course Outline

  • Qal Imperative

  • Pronominal Suffixes on Verbs

  • Qal Infinitive Construct and Absolute

  • Qal Participle

  • Sentence Syntax

  • The Niphal Stem Strong Verbs

  • The Niphal Stem Weak Verbs

  • The Hiphil Stem Strong Verbs

  • The Hiphil Stem Weak Verbs


  • The Hophal Stem Strong and Weak Verbs

  • The Piel Stem Strong Verbs

  • The Piel Stem Weak Verbs

  • The Pual Stem Strong Verbs

  • The Pual Stem Weak Verbs

  • The Hithpael Stem Strong and Weak Verbs

  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

    Final exam

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