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Teaching Hebrew to Undergrads: Any Suggestions?

February 17, 2011

Since I am the “resident expert” in biblical studies at my institution, one of my responsibilities is to teach both of the biblical languages. I have taught Greek for a number of years but this summer will be my first formal experience teaching Hebrew. If anyone is paying attention to this post, I’d love some suggestions for course texts and/or course structuring.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Titus O'Bryant permalink
    February 17, 2011 3:25 pm

    Basics of Biblical Hebrew textbook and workbook by Gary Pratico and Miles Van Pelt is excellent as an introduction to Hebrew.

    I also suggest taking a look at the Cambridge Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: Textbook and CD-ROM with Workbook, Answer Key, Paradigms, and Interactive Program by Brian Webster.

  2. February 17, 2011 4:20 pm

    We have 2 different style textbooks you could look over (both free PDF but going to a publisher next year) — one more traditional and one designed around bible comic illustrations and using Hebrew in class.

    See here:

    For the illustrated textbook, we have an instructor forum with extra materials.

    Have fun! Summer language courses are great.


  3. Dae Woo Seo permalink
    April 2, 2011 12:20 pm

    You can also check Dr Putnam’s website and his recent book entited, “A New Grammar of Biblical Hebrew” published by Sheffiled Phoenix Press (2010). I think it is really fascinating Hebre Grammar book with a fresh apporach.

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