“He who reads the Bible in translation is like a man who kisses his bride through a veil.” — Chayim Nahman Bialik
The Bible is the world’s most translated book. But there is nothing to compare to reading the Bible in the original!
This course introduces the student to the basics of Biblical Hebrew. We will learn how to read the Hebrew letters and vowels, and proceed from there to Biblical Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, and passages from the Hebrew Bible. This will be the beginning of the student’s journey leading to an in-depth study of the Hebrew Bible.
text: The First Hebrew Primer: The Adult Beginner’s Path to Biblical Hebrew, Third Edition ISBN: 978-0939144150
This course complements the course “Hebrew: History, Culture and Conversation.” It is beneficial, but not necessary, to register for both courses.