Welcome to the Bible Reader.
This is an update of a Hebrew Audio Reader that I made back in 2004 to help beginning students listen to the Hebrew Bible. [Truth be told, I was and continue to be the primary student, but you get to listen too!]
Listening is a particularly neglected aspect of language learning in many Biblical Hebrew courses. Unfortunately natural speed recordings of the Hebrew Bible are usually too fast for most of us, which is why I made this tool.
The primary function of the Hebrew Reader was/is to allow you to step through the audio in small chunks. You can advance phrase by phrase or verse by verse. You can also pause at any time.
The audio recording isn't slowed down (which is probably a good thing - better to listen to a language spoken naturally), but this Reader allows you to easily pause and repeat a phrase to let the mind catch up with what the ear has just heard.
I also added keyboard shortcuts to make the process even easier and to allow you to keep your eyes on a Bible text rather than on the Reader buttons.
The New Version is a total rewrite using new technology (HTML5). I added multiple languages, Biblical text, an English 'cheat sheet', and a hide text option.
This is a work in progress. If you have particular chapters you'd like me to prioritize, let me know and I'll see what I can do.