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Hebrew First Steps
BibleMesh Biblical Languages

Hebrew First Steps

The Hebrew First Steps course is suitable for absolute beginners and provides the essential information that the beginning student needs to start reading Hebrew.

At a Glance

  • Access to all First Steps text-based resources, audio recordings, videos, and assessment tools
  • Access to the BibleMesh Cerego vocabulary learning system for 50 foundational vocabulary words
  • Hebrew First Steps serves as a prerequisite for Hebrew Reading 1: Jonah and Ruth, and is provided free of cost with the purchase of Level 1
  • 24/7 access for 12 months to complete the course at your own pace


20 hours

More Details

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 Cerego vocabulary learning application
  • Typing in Hebrew
  • Learn 50 basic vocabulary words



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.