Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1
Zondervan Academic

Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1

Part of a two-course series, this course will introduce you to the vocabulary and grammar of classical Hebrew, so you can begin studying the Old Testament in its original language.

At a Glance

  • Access to 16 guided units covering building blocks of Old Testament Hebrew, including the Hebrew alphabet, numerical system, pronunciation, and punctuation
  • Combines the standard Hebrew textbook with access to Cerego technologies for grammar and vocabulary
  • Provides foundational knowledge of Hebrew nouns, prepositions, adjectives, pronouns, and other parts of speech and an introduction to Hebrew verb forms
  • 24/7 access for 12 months to complete the course at your own pace


120 hours


This course can be taken for academic credit through the BibleMesh Institute: Click Here.

More Details

Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1 is the first part of a two-course series designed to introduce you to the Hebrew language of the Old Testament.

Using the best inductive and deductive approaches to classical language, Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar uses actual examples from the Hebrew Old Testament rather than made-up illustrations and emphasizes understanding the structural pattern of the Hebrew language rather than rote memorization.

Designed for self-learners and academic students looking to refresh their knowledge of Hebrew, this course is supported by the best-selling textbook Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar: Third Edition

All course material—instructional videos, readings, practice exercises, quizzes, and vocabulary review—is available online for study at your own convenience.

Course Outline

  1. Hebrew Alphabet and Hebrew Vowels
  2. Syllabification and Pronunciation
  3. Hebrew Nouns
  4. Definite Article and Conjunction Waw
  5. Hebrew Prepositions
  6. Hebrew Adjectives
  7. Hebrew Pronouns
  8. Hebrew Pronominal Suffixes
  9. Hebrew Construct Chain
  10. Hebrew Numbers
  11. Introduction to Hebrew Verbs
  12. Qal Perfect Strong Verbs
  13. Qal Perfect Weak Verbs
  14. Qal Imerfect Strong Verbs
  15. Qal Imperfect Weak Verbs
  16. Waw Consecutive

BibleMesh is now offering an integrated reading experience for our new book-based courses. As before, students will be guided through their reading with book excerpts embedded within the course. This allows for an improved reading experience within the course. Students will also be able to pop out the book reader into a full-screen, fully-featured web-based reading platform where they will be able to see the wider context of each excerpt and access the complete book.

About the Technology

Authors & Instructors

Miles Van Pelt
Miles Van Pelt

Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Miles Van Pelt is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Director of Summer Institute for Biblical Languages, and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.

Gary D. Pratico
Gary D. Pratico

Th.D., Harvard Divinity School

Gary D. Pratico is professor of Old Testament and director of the Hebrew language program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been teaching Hebrew for nearly thirty years.