I have learned many things over the course of my years teaching and tutoring Biblical Hebrew. For most people, the process of learning a new language is an intimidating one. This feeling of intimidation is compounded when you learn an ancient language, especially a Semitic one. The letters are foreign, apparently consisting of symbols rather than letters. It sounds strange to the ear. OK, more than strange – downright foreign. So, when it comes to learning a language like Biblical Hebrew, what is there to be done?
The answer is “plenty.” But there’s one thing in particular that “must” be done: you need to learn how to READ it.