As mentioned in our opening blog post, we are currently running a biblical Hebrew course with the textbook Learning Biblical Hebrew by Karl Kutz and Rebekah Josberger (here are the grammar and workbook on Amazon). The students will be taking their final exam on Thursday, which will bring this course to its conclusion.
Over the next couple of weeks, I plan to read with students from HE101 as a review before beginning the second section of the course—HE102, which will consist of chapters 18 to 33 of the textbook and cover all of the grammar that remains for biblical Hebrew.
This course will begin in mid June, but we have not yet confirmed who will be participating. This will be the absolute final course we’re offering free-of-charge, and anyone who joins will have to already have covered the equivalent information somewhere before. It will not be a course for absolute beginners. So, what have we covered?
- Noun and adjective agreement and their patterns.
- Rules for vowel patterns in nouns and verbs.
- Historic forms and how they came to be represented in bliblical Hebrew.
- The strong verb in the Qal (קַל\פָּעַל) stem—perfect, imperfect, volitionals, participles, infinitive construct, and infinitive absolute.
In the coming course, we will begin with the Niphal (נִפְעַל) stem and move into the rest of the binyanim. In the meantime, here’s an introduction to our latest three YouTube videos!
If you are at this point in your Hebrew study, feel free to contact us and let us know if you want to join us for HE102.