Hebrew Lectures

These lectures are based on Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2001).

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Alphabet 14:22


Gutturals and Resh 0:54


Letters with Dots (Dagesh Lene) 4:25


Final Letter Forms 1:52


Letters that Look Similar 7:05


Letters that Sound the Same 3:18



31:56





Vowels Introduction 11:59


Vowels Full Chart 9:07


Defective Writing 2:03


Syllables – Part 1 7:38


Syllables – Part 2 10:31


Furtive Patach 2:12



43:30


Chart: Vowel Chart









Two Kinds of Shewa 4:22


Distinguishing Vocal/Silent Shewa - Part 1 3:16


Distinguishing Vocal/Silent Shewa - Part 2 10:19


Distinguishing Vocal/Silent Shewa - Part 3 6:48


Compound Shewa 7:17


Grammar Overview 6:22


Inseparable Prepositions 2:43


Rule of Shewa 9:05



50:12





Accents 3:37


Metheg 10:28


Maqqeph 4:04


Qamets-Hatuph 5:53


Genesis 1:1-5 13:55



37:57





Dagesh Lene 9:07


Dagesh Forte 13:29


Conjunctive Dagesh Forte 7:00


Mappiq 4:48


The Article 4:09


Article and Inseparable Prepositions 3:42


Uses of the Article 5:29



47:44





Quiescent Letters 14:11


Gutturals and Resh – Part 2 4:53


“Coal Mine” Letters 2:31


Article before Weak Letters 11:40


Inseparable Prepositions on Definite Nouns – Part 2 5:41



38:56


Chart: Article before Weak Letters









Some Definitions 2:02


The Noun 13:49


Gender Flip in Plural 4:28


The Dual 8:51


Sentences 6:07


Coordinating Conjunction 19:12


Translating the Conjunction 4:50



59:19





Vowel Reduction in Nouns 12:19


Segholate Nouns 8:48


Common Monosyllabic Words 11:52


Preposition Min 11:25



44:24





The Adjective 18:35


Syntax of the Adjective – Attributive 12:18


Syntax of the Adjective – Predicate 11:05


Syntax of the Adjective – Substantive 4:48


Comparisons with Min and Ki 8:39


Diphthongs 12:51


Historical Vowel Chart 2:16



1:10:32





Hebrew Words 5:01


Hebrew Verbs 7:57


Perfect Tense 27:00


Parsing Verbs 4:32


Guttural Verbs in the Perfect Tense 11:41


Translating the Perfect Tense 7:43


Sign of the Accusative 9:10


Syntax of Verbal Sentences 11:25


Subject – Verb Agreement 10:47



1:35:16





Pronouns 5:14


Independent Personal Pronouns 15:02


Independent Personal Pronouns – Uses 4:09


Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectives 11:32


Uses of the Demonstrative 11:50



47:47





Noun Case 11:31


The Construct Relationship 6:21


Changes to Construct Noun Endings 8:20


Changes to Construct Noun Vowels 10:37


Syntax of the Construct 12:32


Translating the Construct Relationship 11:28



1:00:49





Pronominal Suffixes 4:16


Pronominal Suffixes on Li and Bi 9:16


Syntax of Li + Suffixes 2:05


Uses of Yaish and Ain 10:49


Perfect Tense III-Aleph Verbs 9:27


Relative Pronoun Asher 4:52



40:45





Introduction to Pronominal Suffixes 3:55


Pronominal Suffixes on Masculine Singular Nouns 10:03


Pronominal Suffixes on Feminine Singular Nouns 9:21


Pronominal Suffixes on Masculine Plural Nouns 18:41


Pronominal Suffixes on Feminine Plural Nouns 4:20


Summary: Pronominal Suffixes on Nouns 5:40


Nouns Suffixes and Definiteness 3:07



55:07





Introduction to Pronominal Suffixes on Irregular Forms 3:36


Suffixes on Bain and Shaim 4:49


Suffixes on Av and Ach 9:10


Suffixes on Segholate Nouns 8:09


Suffixes on Nouns with Diphthongs 2:27


Suffixes on Miscellaneous Forms 1:48


Suffixes on Im and Eit 5:36


Suffixes on El and Al 2:31


Summary 2:17



40:23





Participles 6:01


Active Participle 3:54


Irregular Forms of the Active Participle 5:24


Syntax of the Active Participle – Attributive 8:33


Syntax of the Active Participle – Predicate 9:51


Syntax of the Active Participle – Substantive 5:10


Pronominal Suffixes on the Sign of the Accusative 8:58



47:51





Imperfect Tense 18:12


II-Guttural Verbs and III-Guttural Verbs 5:34


Syntax of the Imperfect Tense 21:40


Directive He 6:14


Relative Clauses (Resumptive Pronouns/Adverb) 8:07



59:47





Uses of the Tenses in Sequence 13:20


Past-Time Narrative Sequence 13:15


Future-Time Narrative (and Prophetic) Sequence 16:17


Varying Terminology 17:44


Historical Development 10:47


Accent Shift 5:54


Haya + Waw Consecutive 11:00



1:28:17


Chart: Sequence Tenses (Color) (Black & White)









Introduction to Stative Verbs 2:17


Stative Verbs in the Perfect Tense 8:40


Stative Verbs and Adjectives 7:47


Stative Verbs in the Imperfect Tense 8:40


Interrogative Sentences – Part 1 11:29


Interrogative Sentences – Part 2 8:26



47:19





Introduction to the Volitional Mood 2:50


Imperative 15:48


Jussive 4:34


Cohortative 4:26


Particle Na 1:48


Negative Al 8:01


Indirect Volitives (Volitive Sequence) 18:55



56:22





Waw Disjunctive 16:28


Passive Participle 5:58


Syntax of the Passive Participle 10:01


Pause 12:37


Pronominal Suffixes on Min and Ki 13:12



58:16





Infinitive Construct 6:15


Pronominal Suffixes on Infinitive Construct 18:17


Nominal Uses of Infinitive Construct 19:50


Verbal or Adverbial Uses of Infinitive Construct 27:38


Negating Infinitive Construct 3:01



1:15:01





Infinitive Absolute 12:00


Syntax of Infinitive Absolute 25:34


Negating Infinitive Absolute 2:22


Pronominal Suffixes on Yaish and Ain 8:04


Pronominal Suffixes on Ayaih and Od 5:24



53:24





Introduction to Pronominal Suffixes on Verbs 7:36


Pronominal Suffixes on the Perfect 23:02


Pronominal Suffixes on the Imperfect 11:07


Pronominal Suffixes on Imperatives 13:03



54:48





Cardinal Numbers 1-10 24:00


Ordinal Numbers 4:52


Cardinal Numbers 11-19 8:44


Cardinal Numbers 20-99 5:58


Larger Numbers 15:41



59:15





Introduction to Verbal Stems (Binyanim) 15:42


Strategy for Learning Hebrew Verbs 9:03


Niphal 12:17


Translating the Niphal 3:46


Translating the Niphal – Passive 4:42


Translating the Niphal – Reflexive 5:59


Translating the Niphal – Reciprocal 3:21



54:50


Chart: Strategy for Learning Hebrew Verbs


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 26 Slides









Piel 25:44


Translating the Piel 2:43


Translating the Piel – Factitive 8:43


Translating the Piel – Denominative 2:34


Translating the Piel – Pluralizing / Intensive 2:55


Translating the Piel – Declarative 2:35



45:14


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 27 Slides









Pual 10:19


Translating the Pual 3:25


Hinneh 2:44


Hinneh: Statement of Existence 5:11


Hinneh: Statement of Presentation 3:59


Hinneh Clause + Imperative 9:35



35:13


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 28 Slides









Hithpael 10:48


Metathesis and Assimilation in the Hithpael 13:18


Translating the Hithpael 2:31


Translating the Hithpael – Reflexive 4:05


Translating the Hithpael - Indirect Reflexive 5:43


Translating the Hithpael – Reciprocal 3:47


Translating the Hithpael – Iterative 2:32


Translating the Hithpael – Estimative 3:23



46:07


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 29 Slides









Hiphil 21:38


Translating the Hiphil 1:12


Translating the Hiphil – Causative 7:15


Translating the Hiphil – Inner Causative 3:28


Translating the Hiphil – Denominative 1:41


Translating the Hiphil – Declarative 1:57


Translating the Hiphil – Misc / Unclassified 2:24



39:35


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 30 Slides









Hophal 12:21


Translating the Hophal 2:47



15:08


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 31 Slides









Introduction to Weak (Irregular) Verbs 9:02


I-Guttural 1:20


I-Guttural: Qal Imperfect 12:15


I-Guttural: Qal Imperative 3:24


I-Guttural: Qal Infinitive Construct 2:17


I-Aleph 5:12


I-Aleph: Qal Imperfect 8:05


I-Aleph: Qal Imperative & Infinitive Construct 3:12



44:47


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 32 Slides









I-Guttural (non-Qal) 1:20


I-Guttural: Niphal 7:09


I-Guttural: Hiphil 3:44


I-Guttural: Hophal 3:06


II-Guttural: Piel 7:07


II-Guttural: Pual 3:24


III-Guttural: Niphal 1:42


III-Guttural: Piel 1:20


III-Guttural: Hiphil 4:50


III-Aleph 1:44


III-Aleph: Niphal 4:09



39:35


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 33 Slides









Introduction to I-Nun Verbs 8:15


I-Nun: Qal 3:59


I-Nun: Qal Imperfect 8:23


I-Nun: Qal Imperative 5:29


I-Nun: Qal Infinitive Construct 13:55


Irregular Laqach 6:29


I-Nun: Niphal 11:49


I-Nun: Hiphil 4:11


I-Nun: Hophal 4:10



1:06:40


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 34 Slides









Introduction to I-Yod Verbs 2:49


I-Waw Qal 2:57


I-Waw: Qal Imperfect 8:37


I-Waw: Qal Imperative 5:04


I-Waw: Qal Infinitive Construct 2:50


I-Waw: Niphal 8:31


I-Waw: Hiphil 5:27


I-Waw: Hophal 4:13


I-Waw / III-Guttural: Hiphil 2:57


Irregular Halach 5:12


Original I-Yod Verbs 8:03


I-Yod: Qal Imperfect 4:56


I-Yod: Qal Imperative & Infinitive Construct 1:45


I-Yod: Hiphil 6:15



1:09:36


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 35 Slides









Introduction to III-He Verbs 8:50


III-He: Qal 19:07


III-He: Qal Jussive & Preterite 2:02


III-He: Qal Cohortative 2:06


Pronominal Suffixes on III-He Verbs 2:25


Derived Stems 22:22


III-He: Jussive & Preterite – Shortened Forms 7:36



1:04:28


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 36 Slides









Introduction to Doubly Weak Verbs 7:31


I-Guttural / III-He Verbs 1:52


I-Guttural / III-He: Qal 4:55


I-Guttural / III-He: Hiphil 6:03


Irregular Haya and Chaya 7:13


I-Nun / III-He Verbs 1:34


I-Nun / III-He: Qal 4:56


I-Nun / III-He: Hiphil 6:07


I-Waw / III-He: Hiphil 5:25


Single Letter Forms 6:01



51:37


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 37 Slides









Introduction to Hollow Verbs 1:34


Hollow Verbs: Qal 6:26


Hollow Verbs: Qal Perfect 3:11


Hollow Verbs: Qal Participle 3:00


Hollow Verbs: Qal Imperfect, Jussive, Preterite 11:18


Hollow Verbs: Qal Imperative & Infinitive Construct 2:20


Pronominal Suffixes on Qal Hollow Verbs 1:31


Stative Hollow Verbs 4:51


Irregular Bo 3:05


Hollow Verbs: Niphal 8:17


Hollow Verbs: Hiphil 6:09


Pronominal Suffixes on Hiphil Hollow Verbs 2:12


Hollow Verbs: Hophal 2:37


Hollow / III-Guttural Verbs: Hiphil 9:27



1:05:58


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 38 Slides









Introduction to Geminate Verbs 9:29


Geminates: Qal Perfect 9:30


Geminates: Qal Imperfect & Jussive 13:13


Geminates: Qal Preterite 0:56


Geminates: Qal Imperative 1:40


Geminates: Qal Infinitive Construct 1:47


Irregular Arar 4:02


Pronominal Suffixes on Geminate Verbs 1:32


Geminates: Niphal 8:28


Geminates: Piel 2:33


Geminates: Hiphil 5:22


Geminates: Hophal 5:05


Guttural / Geminate Verbs: Hiphil 4:20



1:07:57


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 39 Slides









Introduction to Minor Stems 2:42


Polel, Polal, Hithpolel 9:30


Poel, Poal, Hithpoel 4:13


Palel, Pulal, Hithpalel 2:20


Pilpel, Polpel, Hithpalpel 3:19


Pealal 3:10


Quadriliteral Verbs 3:17


Qal Passive 4:07


Hishtaphel 3:22



36:00


Lecture Slides: Ross Chapter 40 Slides










Total Time 35:07:42

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