BibleMesh Biblical Hebrew Track

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About this Learning Track

The Biblical Hebrew Track will take you from learning the Hebrew alphabet to reading the Hebrew Old Testament with understanding and proficiency. You will learn approximately 2000 Hebrew words as well as the essential grammar of the Hebrew language, all while you are immersed in the biblical text. Upon completion of this track, you will have read Jonah, Ruth, and selections from Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, and 1 Kings. The Hebrew track focuses on Hebrew narrative texts though it also introduces the main principles of Biblical Hebrew poetry through studying poetic sections that appear within those narrative texts. This track offers the equivalent of two years of formal instruction in a college or seminary.

A passing grade for all the courses in this track will demonstrate competence in biblical Hebrew vocabulary, grammar, and reading and will qualify you for a certificate of completion.

Please contact us if you are interested in receiving college or seminary credit for this track of study.

Courses

Course 1 :
Hebrew Immerse: First Steps

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12 Month Access ($39.00 USD)

About this Course

The Hebrew First Steps course is suitable for beginners and provides the essential information that the new student needs to start reading Hebrew, including the alphabet, pronunciation, and 50 of the most frequent Hebrew vocabulary words. This course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for Hebrew Reading 1.

Example Timeframe: 20 hours

Course Overview
  • Consonants
  • Vowels
  • Matres lectionis
  • Diphthongs
  • Dagesh (including BeGadKeFat and guttural letters)
  • Shewa
  • Syllabification (including quiescent letters)
  • Stress and accents
  • Maqqef, mappiq and metheg
  • Pausal forms: Introduction
  • Qere/Kethiv
  • Orientation to Biblemesh’s iKnow vocabulary learning application
  • Typing in Hebrew
  • Learn 50 basic vocabulary words

 

Course 2 :
Hebrew Reading 1

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6 Month Access ($199.00 USD)

About this Course

In Hebrew Reading 1 you will learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary as you translate Ruth and the narrative sections of Jonah. Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 1 grammatical concepts, learn all vocabulary that appears in Jonah 1, 3–4 and Ruth, and take an important step toward being able to confidently read the Old Testament as it was originally written.

This course is suitable for beginners who have completed the Hebrew First Steps course as well as seasoned students who are looking to refresh their knowledge of Hebrew.

Example Timeframe: 10–12 hrs/wk: complete in 16 weeks

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in Jonah 1, 3–4 and Ruth (about 450 words total) as well as key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Independent prepositions
  • Inseparable prepositions
  • Inseparable prepositions plus suffixes
  • Prepositions כ and מן plus suffixes
  • Conjunction
  • Definite article
  • Particles of entreaty
  • Definite direct object marker
  • Nouns (masc, fem, segholate and irregular)
  • Construct state (all forms)
  • Nouns (ms, mp, fs, fp, irregular) and suffixes
  • Adjectives (forms and uses)
  • Comparative and superlative
  • Demonstrative adjectives זה and אלה
  • Overview of Hebrew verb system
  • Wayyiqtol and w-qatalti
  • Qal strong verb (all forms; meaning and morphology)
  • Negative imperative
  • Relative pronoun and relative clause
  • Personal pronouns
  • Verbless clause

Course 3 :
Hebrew Reading 2

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6 Month Access ($199.00 USD)

About this Course

In Hebrew Reading 2 you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4. Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 2 grammatical concepts and review Level 1 grammatical concepts. You will learn all vocabulary that appears in 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4. Your guided reading of these Old Testament chapters will thus deepen your understanding of the structure and forms of Hebrew narrative.

This course is suitable for you if you have completed Hebrew Reading 1 or if you have previously studied Hebrew and are looking to refresh your knowledge. 

Example Timeframe: 10–12 hours per week in order to complete in 16 weeks

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in 1 Kings 17–20 and Exodus 1–4 (about 375 words beyond Level 1 vocabulary), review the content of Level 1, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Demonstrative adjectives(That)
  • Use of הנה
  • Uses of כי
  • Interrogatives
  • Locative ה
  • Pause
  • Possession
  • Independent prepositions with suffix of the plural noun
  • Niphal meaning and morphology
  • Piel meaning and morphology
  • Pual meaning and morphology
  • Hiphil meaning and morphology
  • Hophal meaning and morphology
  • Hithpael meaning and morphology
  • Irregular verb introduction and classification
  • Irregular verbs נתן, לקח, הלך, and היה

Course 4 :
Hebrew Reading 3

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6 Month Access ($199.00 USD)

About this Course

In Hebrew Reading 3 you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6. Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 3 grammatical concepts and review Level 1 and 2 grammatical concepts. Level 3 also introduces you to some of the issues involved in the translation of the Biblical text, as well as introducing you, for the first time, to legal texts in Hebrew through the guided reading of Deuteronomy 4–6. You will learn all vocabulary that appears in Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6. Your guided reading of these Old Testament chapters will thus deepen your understanding of the structure and forms of Hebrew narrative.

This course is suitable for you if you have completed Hebrew Reading 2.

Example Timeframe: 10–12 hours per week in order to complete in 16 weeks

Course Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in Genesis 37–41 and Deuteronomy 4–6, review the content of Level 1 and 2, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Cardinal Numbers 1-10
  • Cardinal Numbers 11+
  • Ordinal Numbers
  • Adverbs
  • Qal Perfect/Qatal with Suffixes
  • Qal Imperfect/Yiqtol with Suffixes
  • Qal Imperative with Suffixes
  • Conditional Sentences

Weak Verbs:

  • Pe-Aleph Qal
  • Pe-Guttural Qal
  • Pe-Guttural Niphal
  • Pe-Guttural Hiphil and Hophal
  • Ayin-Guttural Qal and Niphal
  • Ayin-Guttural Piel, Pual and Hithpael
  • Ayin-Waw Qal
  • Stative Ayin-Waw Qal
  • Ayin-Waw Niphal
  • Ayin-Waw Hiphil and Hophal
  • Lamed-Guttural Qal and Niphal
  • Lamed-Guttural Piel, Pual and Hithpael
  • Lamed-Aleph Qal and Niphal
  • Lamed-Aleph Hiphil
  • Lamed-Aleph Piel and Hithpael

 

Course 5 :
Hebrew Reading 4

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6 Month Access ($199.00 USD)

About this Course

In Hebrew Reading 4 you will continue to learn Hebrew grammar and vocabulary by translating Genesis 1-4 and selections from Genesis 11–22. Accessing our online course at your own convenience, you will read text-based resources, watch instructional videos, listen to audio recordings, use our cutting-edge vocabulary building application, and engage our extensive assessment tools. Using this combination of learning methods, you will master Level 4 grammatical concepts and review Level 1, 2 and 3 grammatical concepts. Level 4 also introduces you to some of the features of Biblical Hebrew poetry. You will learn all vocabulary that appears in the texts studied. Your guided reading of these Old Testament chapters will thus deepen your understanding of the structure and forms of Hebrew narrative as well as introduce you to how to read Hebrew poetry.

This course is suitable for you if you have completed Hebrew Reading 3.

Example Timeframe: 10–12 hours per week in order to complete in 16 weeks

Grammar Overview

You will learn vocabulary words that appear in Genesis 1-4, review the content of Level 1, 2 and 3, and learn key information about the following grammar topics:

  • Curse and Oath Clause
  • Peh-Nun Introduction
  • Peh-Nun Qal
  • Peh-Nun Hiphil and Hophal
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Introduction
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Qal
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Hiphil
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Hophal
  • Peh-Yod/Waw Niphal
  • Lamed-Heh Qal
  • Lamed-Heh Niphal
  • Lamed-Heh Piel and Pual
  • Lamed-Heh Hiphil and Hophal
  • Lamed-Heh Hithpael
  • Weak Verb יכל
  • Geminate Qal
  • Geminate Niphal
  • Geminate Hiphil
  • Geminate Hophal
  • Additional Geminated Stems
  • Double Weak Verbs: Introduction
  • Peh-Guttural / Lamed-Heh: Qal, Niphal and Hiphil
  • Peh-Nun / Lamed-Heh Qal and Hiphil

 

 

Certificate : Obtain My Certificate of Completion

About the Certificate of Completion

When you have completed this course study track on BibleMesh.com, you will need to enroll here to apply for your certificate. This enrollment will be activated when you have successfully finished all the courses in this track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase Course Bundle

Enjoy a special one-time discount when you enroll now in all courses in this track.

Retail Price for all Courses: $835.00 USD
Course Bundle Price: $599.00 USD Save $236!
Registration Period: 60 Month Access

Instructors

  • Dr. Timothy Edwards
    Dr. Timothy Edwards

    Timothy Edwards taught Hebrew at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and has lectured at the University of Oxford, University of Bristol, and various Bible schools in central Europe. He completed his graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Oxford. He is the author of Exegesis in the Targum of Psalms (Gorgias Press, 2007) amongst other publications. He is currently Fellow of Theology at New Saint Andrews in Moscow, Idaho. 


How It Works / FAQs

What is a learning track?

A track is a group of courses that provide a guided program of study in a specific subject area.

Why should I work to complete a track?

You should work to complete a track if you desire to build greater proficiency and a more comprehensive understanding within a particular area of study. Completing a track successfully will give you a sense of satisfaction in a job well done and BibleMesh or one of our partners will acknowledge your work through a track.

Can I go at my own pace?

Although a course subscription only provides access to a given course for a set time period, you may take as long as you wish to complete a learning track.

Can I skip certain courses?

In order to complete a learning track, you must complete every course within that track. Some tracks, like the Biblical Languages tracks, also require courses to be completed in a specific sequence, though this is not true of all tracks.

Can anyone receive a certificate of completion?

Yes. Anyone who enrolls in a course on BibleMesh can work toward earning a certificate of completion.

How do I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon finishing all the courses in a track, you may apply for and receive a certificate of completion.

Is this certificate of completion recognized for credit by colleges and seminaries?

Several colleges and seminaries do accept BibleMesh Biblical Language courses as a pre-requisite or advance placement option. But, if you are interested in earning a credit-bearing certificate that provides degree pathway opportunities to partner academic institutions, you will need to enroll in the BibleMesh Institute. For more information go here.