[b-hebrew] Post biblical forms of Hebrew

Randall Buth randallbuth at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 09:40:46 EDT 2009


I don't see the relevance of your post to my post. Forgive me.

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM, James Christian
<jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com> wrote:
> The only you've just proved there is the general point. There are different
> types of learners with different types of experiences.
. . .  (very long)

That point was not the issue and we agree.

The issue was whether modern Hebrew was detrimental.
And I tend to value higher the opinions of those who know both.

A subpoint is whether a person can truly internalize a language
by reading only.

Perhaps a point between the lines was whether staying in English, or
some other language than Hebrew, will somehow be more positive than
modern Hebrew.

Randall

> 2009/10/15 Randall Buth <randallbuth at gmail.com>
>>
>> >> If his purpose is to read Tanakh, learning modern Hebrew before he has
>> >> mastered Biblical Hebrew may actually detract from his understanding of
>> >> the
>> >> text.>>
>> >
>> >I agree wholeheartedly with Karl here. Randall,
>>
>> Which means that two people who have not learned modern Hebrew
>> feel that learning modern Hebrew might be detrimental. That's their
>> experience and their choice.
>>
>> I've seen many students go through the opposite reaction. After learning
>> modern Hebrew they wonder why there was a debate and hesitation in the
>> first
>> place.
>>
>> Which is why I recommend that people should get advice from those who
>> know both.
>>
>> And while we are theoretically open to having teachers at BLC who fluently
>> control biblical but do not speak modern, we've not yet met any that could
>> do
>> this.
>>
>> Randall
>>
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