Biblical Hebrew Conversation
Discussing Biblical Hebrew texts in Biblical Hebrew
This is a resource page for Biblical Hebrew CLT (Communicative Language Teaching) with a particular focus on discussing texts, as per Joseph Justiss' example with Exodus 3:1.
Feel free to contact me with any suggestions for this Word List.
The Verb HUD is an animation tool we use in our virtual world to practice internalizing verbs.
Set 0: Extra Useful Verbs
Set 1: Qal (mostly strong)
Set 2: Qal
Set 3: Qal
Set 4: Qal
Set 5: Piel
A suggested procedure for how to use the HUD to model and practice these verbs in-world.
Paradigms for הלך, עלה, פנה, רקד, ירד
Hebrew conjugation tables
Online modern Hebrew dictionary
Works well when you are looking for a word.
Biblical Hebrew CLT Websites
Joseph Justiss' "Biblical Hebrew Text Talk"
Aleph with Beth
Biblical Language Center (Randall Buth et al)
Jonah: Audio Q & A
Jonah: Audio Q & A takes the narrative text of Jonah read in Hebrew, breaks it down into its smallest comprehensible clauses, and then using a Question & Answer approach, asks questions about each clause followed by their answers, all in biblical Hebrew. It is purposefully in audio format only, to force the student not to rely on a written text but to access meaning through listening only.
Each clause containing a thematic verb (vayyiqtol) in the book of Jonah is read out loud, followed by the same clause read with its verb in the simple past tense (qatal). Juxtaposing the two forms aurally in this way allows you to automatically associate and internalize them together without needing to decipher or parse the verbs.