[b-hebrew] Tools For Learning Ancient Hebrew
jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 5 15:29:47 EST 2010
On Randall's site you might want to look under Courses->Living Biblical
Hebrew Demo to get a quick idea of what his course materials are like.
There's a quick demo there. I haven't tried the course myself so can't
comment but in principle it sounds OK.
I don't know of any particularly good Hebrew course books. I don't think
I've liked any that I've seen or used. Probably because I have issues with
the whole approach grammatically driven courses are based on. At Uni we were
fed the Davidson grammar.
2010/2/5 Randall Buth <randallbuth at gmail.com>
> >Hello Everyone,
> . . .
> >Sorry for all the questions, but I am enthusiastic and eager to learn.
> >Andrew Pike
> Welcome, Andrew.
> Answers to your questions partially depends on how much time and interest
> you have, and what opportunities you have locally or with extended free
> The fastest way into reading the Hebrew Bible at a fluent level, that
> is, reading
> without consciously manipulating rules and morphology no matter how fast,
> is to learn to speak modern Hebrew while reading the Hebrew Bible through
> at least once. There is really no substitute for this, though you will
> find divisions
> of opinion on this list that basically divide into those who have and
> done it this way.
> For approaching as a self-study, and assuming that you have learned another
> language to fluency as an adult, I would recommend using interactive audio
> approaches, of which there is only one that is reasonably complete, see
> www.biblicalulpan.org. (Yes, this would be a self-ad, but there really is
> nothing else like it. Called: Living Biblical Hebrew.)
> Many on this list, including me, would not only recommend against Strong's,
> but against any interlinear. It has a bad track record in enticing a
> learner to
> think that they understand something. The interlinear is only of use after
> someone reaches a level where they don't need it. A true catch-22.
> braxot 'blessings'
> shabbat shalom
> Randall Buth, PhD
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