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 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.
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!
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)
Click the events in the Reading Schedule above to see what we're reading.
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.
Charles Grebe, M.A. in Theological Studies (OT)
Thesis: Participant Reference In The Saul Narratives: 1 Samuel 9-31
Michelle and I in Athens, 2019. This is in the Roman Agora.
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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