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Hebrew Syllables

נְקוּדוֹת

First Step in Reading      (Android & Web)
Here you are learning to use your eye to read. You will be introduced to the Hebrew consonants and vowels and how they work together in syllables. This is not an exercise in learning the names of the letters. Rather you'll be training your eye to associate the graphical symbols with the correct sound. To learn the alphabet see the Alphabet Song, and for a letter by letter explanation see chapter 1 of the AnimatedHebrew Video Lectures.

Hebrew Words

דְּבָרִים

Learn by Listening      (Android & Web)
There is great value in internalizing at least a little bit of a language by the ear before trying to read. And listening, of course, is important for getting the correct pronunciation.
In this app, you'll match audio to picture. The reader is native Hebrew speaker Gal Stern – so you know you'll be hearing good Hebrew! The pictures are organized to build upon one another, making learning intuitive and natural. The vocabulary comes from Allen Ross's textbook Introducing Biblical Hebrew. There are 486 words.

Hebrew Aleph-Bet

א-ב

Alphabet Song
Here you will learn your Aleph-Bet.
The tune is Shalom Aleichem (שלום עליכם), arranged and sung by my wife Michelle. Mp3 version also available.

Hebrew Video Lectures

לִמּוּדִים

First year Hebrew Course
35 hours of audio/visual lectures covering 40 chapters of Allen Ross's Introducing Biblical Hebrew. I try to explain everything carefully, including the English grammar that textbooks sometimes assume you already know.

Jonah Comic

יוֹנָה

Interactive Comic with audio
Hear the Hebrew. Read the text. Follow the action in the pictures. Check translations in multiple languages: English (ESV, KJV, YLT), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Tibetan, Chinese, Greek, Latin. View the Hebrew speech bubbles as consonantal, vocalic, cantillated, only first letters, only vowels, blank.

Bible Reader

קוֹרֵא הַתַּנָ'ך

Hebrew Recordings made Accessible
Listen phrase by phrase, or verse by verse, with or without the text, and click for translation at any time. Available in Hebrew (and sometimes Greek, and French). New chapters added periodically.

Hebrew Manuscripts

כִּתְבֵי יָד

Directory of Biblical Hebrew Manuscripts on the Web
This is a list of links to photographs (facsimiles) of important Hebrew Bible manuscripts. If you read Hebrew, try reading these ancient documents!

Charts & Worksheets

לֻחֹת

Hebrew Language Charts and Worksheets
Vowel Chart, Letter Names, The 4 Missing Letter Rules, Top429 Verbs, Masoretic Pointing of YHWH, Terminology for Sequence Tenses, Strong Verb Flow Chart, Verb Paradigms and Worksheets ...

Bible Helps

כִּתְבֵי הַקּוֹדֶשׁ

Bible Charts, Maps, Lists
These are items that are not specifically Hebrew language related but are helpful for reading and understanding the Bible.

CLT - Biblical Hebrew Conversation

מְדַבְּרִים

CLT
This is a resource page for our experiments with Biblical Hebrew CLT (Communicative Language Teaching).

Discourse Analysis

פֶּרֶק

The Passage
Here you’ll find my teaching slides from a course I taught in 2014 using Bryan Rocine’s Learning Biblical Hebrew: A New Approach Using Discourse Analysis.
What’s unique about this course is that it introduces discourse analysis right from the beginning. Discourse analysis looks at the rules of a language above the sentence level. Of course, word and sentence formation are still essential, but an examination of the larger context of the passage helps to guide one’s understanding of the elements contained within it. This is especially true of verbs whose usage varies according to discourse genre. It’s a big topic, but it’s important and interesting, and you can get a taste of it here.

Favourites

הַטּוֹב

Other websites
Schools, YouTube, Podcasts, Fonts and Typing, Hebrew text, Hebrew audio...

Hebrew BreakOut

לִפְרוֹץ

A Hebrew Block Breaker Game
See if you can complet it. It's not so easy! This is an abandoned project of mine developed in Unity. I was trying to see if I could gamify Hebrew learning a bit. It was fun to build but I'm not sure it's that effective pedagogically - at least for learning Hebrew. :)
Works best on a computer. Not formatted for phones.

My Old Website

אֲתַר יָשָׁן

Archive
The old site is still here. Note, however, that you'll need to use an older browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer) to get Shockwave to work (if that's even possible these days).

Hebrew Reading Group

Reading Group
קְהַל הַקֹּרְאִים

All are welcome to join our Live Hebrew Reading Group. Reading level is intermediate. We meet once a week in a virtual world, equipped with voice chat, for an hour and a half of Hebrew Bible reading practice. Discussion ranges from vocabulary and verb forms to literary structure, textual criticism (occasionally), and biblical theology. We will also often examine the passage from the perspective of the whole Christian canon (NT as well as OT). The goal is to inform the head as well as the heart by listening carefully to the sacred text and to one another. Contact me for further information.

Current meetings: Friday morning 7:30-9:00 AM EST
Eastern Standard Time (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa)

Calendar
יוֹם, חֹדֶשׁ, שָׁנָה

Click the events in the Reading Schedule above to see what we're reading.

About Me מִי־אֲנִי

I started this website back in 2004. At the time I was on staff at Briercrest College and Seminary in Caronport, Saskatchewan, and we needed a distance learning option for non-resident seminary students who had a Biblical Hebrew requirement in their program. Most of the seminary courses were one week modulars but that obviously wasn't going to work for a language course. Long story short, I ended up making a deal with the school where they would provide some resources (computer hardware and multimedia software) and I would make a series of first year Hebrew lectures on my own time, that I would then own, but we would also use in the Briercrest distance Hebrew course. The arrangement worked out well. Briercrest got a course and I got a website.

I have continued to add to this website since then and also started the AnimatedHebrew YouTube channel. In 2011 we moved to Quebec to pastor a small bilingual Baptist church, though I still instruct the distance Hebrew course for Briercrest.

Enjoy,
שָׁלוֹם

Charles Grebe, M.A. in Theological Studies (OT)
Maniwaki, Québec
Thesis: Participant Reference In The Saul Narratives: 1 Samuel 9-31

Us
לָנוּ

Michelle and I in Athens, 2019.

Michelle and I in Athens, 2019. This is in the Roman Agora.

Our family on Mother's Day, 2017.

Our family on Mother's Day, 2017.

וְהָיָ֣ה׀ בְּאַחֲרִ֣ית הַיָּמִ֗ים נָכ֙וֹן יִֽהְיֶ֜ה הַ֤ר בֵּית־יְהוָה֙ בְּרֹ֣אשׁ הֶהָרִ֔ים וְנִשָּׂ֖א מִגְּבָע֑וֹת וְנָהֲר֥וּ אֵלָ֖יו כָּל־הַגּוֹיִֽם׃ וְֽהָלְכ֞וּ עַמִּ֣ים רַבִּ֗ים וְאָמְרוּ֙ לְכ֣וּ׀ וְנַעֲלֶ֣ה אֶל־הַר־יְהוָ֗ה אֶל־בֵּית֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יַעֲקֹ֔ב וְיֹרֵ֙נוּ֙ מִדְּרָכָ֔יו וְנֵלְכָ֖ה בְּאֹרְחֹתָ֑יו כִּ֤י מִצִּיּוֹן֙ תֵּצֵ֣א תוֹרָ֔ה וּדְבַר־יְהוָ֖ה מִירוּשָׁלִָֽם׃
ישעיה ב ב-ג   Isaiah 2:2-3

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