Part of a two-course series, Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1 will introduce you to the vocabulary and grammar of classical Hebrew, so you can begin studying the Old Testament in its original language.
18.5 hours of video
Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar by Miles Van Pelt and Gary D. Pratico
Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1 is the first 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.
All course material—instructional videos, readings, practice exercises, quizzes, and vocabulary review—is available online for study at your own convenience.
By completing this course, you’ll gain
a firm grasp on the building blocks of Old Testament Hebrew, including the Hebrew alphabet, numerical system, pronunciation, and punctuation
foundational knowledge of Hebrew nouns, prepositions, adjectives, pronouns, and other parts of speech
an introduction to Hebrew verb forms
confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and cutting-edge vocabulary 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 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.
Hebrew Alphabet and Hebrew Vowels
Syllabification and Pronunciation
Definite Article and Conjunction Waw
Hebrew Pronominal Suffixes
Hebrew Construct Chain
Introduction to Hebrew Verbs
Qal Perfect – Strong
Qal Perfect – Weak
Qal Imperfect – Strong
Qal Imperfect – Weak
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