Online Course – Hannah’s Prayer

In this online course we will read the historical narrative at the beginning of the first Book of Samuel that leads up to the psalm commonly known as Hannah’s Prayer. You will encounter two different genres that are common in the Hebrew Bible. In our reading of 1 Samuel 1 (28 verses), we will come across the distinctive characteristics of Hebrew biblical narrative. We will talk about the geographic place names, the meaning of the characters’ names, grammatical peculiarities, and interesting background information surrounding the birth of Samuel and his forming years. Apparently, Samuel is the only biblical figure whose biography begins before his birth and extends after his death as judge and prophet!
We will take the time to identify and parse verb forms, explain grammatical constructions, and work closely with the Hebrew lexicon and grammar book.

After 1 Samuel 1, we continue with another genre, biblical poetry. The content and style of Hannah’s Prayer (1 Samuel 2:1-10) are very similar to other psalms and proverbs of the Hebrew Bible.

This online course is aimed at the intermediate student who has completed at least one year of Biblical Hebrew and has received a thorough introduction to the verbal system (strong and weak verbs).

  • How often? — Once a week (Thursdays, 11 AM IST)
  • Where? — Online Classroom
  • Meeting time: 1 hour (60 minutes)
  • You are expected to be prepared for each meeting?
  • Cost: $200 for a minimum of 5 lessons (and a maximum of 7 lessons if we have to extend)

Contact Michal if you have any questions and to sign up 🙂

Looking forward to meeting you!

Michal at Shiloh

Michal at Shiloh – Hannah’s Prayer

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Biblical Hebrew Morphology (Online Course)

This university level course introduces the morphology of Biblical Hebrew words and sentences.

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The Course covers:
-Definite Article
-Ketiv and Qere/ Tetragrammaton
-Noun and Adjective Endings
-Use of Adjectives
-Nonverbal Sentences
-Conjunction ו
-Atnah, Silluq, and Pause
-Inseparable Prepositions (with and without the definite Article)
-Preposition מִן

Course Goals

By the end of this course you will be able to:

-Recognize the definite article and add it to any noun.
-Identify and explain the use of the definite direct object indicator.
-Recognize and write the noun and adjective endings.
-Recognize and translate attributive and predicate adjectives.
-Recognize and translate nonverbal sentences.
-Recognize and write the conjunction vav.
-Recognize atnah, silluq, and pause.
-Recognize and write the inseparable prepositions.
-Recognize and write the prefixed preposition
-Read and translate the Hebrew readings “The Creation of the Universe” and “The Creation of People.”

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Intermediate Biblical Hebrew Studies

Readings in Biblical Hebrew: An Intermediate Textbook

This textbook will teach students who have completed an introductory course in Hebrew how to read and interpret biblical texts from the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. It can be used in intermediate-level university or seminary classes or by students working alone.

The book presents texts drawn from the complete range of biblical literature, exposing the student to all the major styles of Hebrew found in the Bible. It also provides extensive explanations of the chosen texts, focusing on structure, genre, literary devices, and accents. There are assignments for classroom use, and space is available for student responses. The book includes topics for further thought and suggestions for further reading on specific issues.

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Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary by Conceptual Categories: A Student’s Guide to Nouns in the Old Testament

is an innovative study reference intended for both introductory and advanced students of the Hebrew language to help them understand and remember vocabulary based on logical categories of related words. Since our minds acquire and recall language by making associations between related words it is only natural that we would study language in this way. By organizing Hebrew vocabulary into logical categories, as opposed to frequency, students can quickly begin to familiarize themselves with entire groups of terms and more readily acquaint themselves with the ranges of meaning of particular Hebrew words.

This reference tool focuses on nouns in the Old Testament, and includes over 175 word grouping categories including pottery, ships, birds, jewelry, seasons, and many more. For each Hebrew term a definition is given and a reference in the Hebrew Bible appears so readers can see the word in context. For many words additional lexical references are indicated where students can look for further study. Words that hapax legomena (words appearing only once in the Hebrew Bible) are marked with an “H” and words that are rare and appear less than 10 times are marked with an “R.” Two helpful appendices equip students for further study, these include 1) a Guide for Further Reading where recommendations are given for helpful resources for studying the larger macro categories and 2) Lists of “cluster verses” where several words in a given category appear together, giving students the ability to see how these words function together in context.

Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary by Conceptual Categories is intended to move students beyond rote memorization to a more dynamic grasp of Hebrew vocabulary, ultimately equipping them to read with more fluidity and with a deeper and more intuitive grasp of the biblical text.

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Biblia Mirecurensia

New ! Mp3 recordings of the Hebrew Tanakh (prophetic and poetical books). These recordings are designed to be downloaded onto a smartphone or a tablet. They offer about 25 hours’ listening, in 4 distinct albums – a radically new approach to biblical Hebrew!

Download for free and enjoy !

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Israel Institute of Biblical Studies

The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies (eTeacher Biblical) offers a set of 5 courses, levels 1-5, in which you will learn to master the Hebrew alphabet and biblical syntax, and will become familiar with translation decisions that have been made over the ages, understanding how they have affected the meaning of the original biblical texts.

Learn to read the Bible in its original language with the best Hebrew teachers in Israel
Learn Biblical Hebrew in a live classroom environment with the very best teachers from the Holy Land.

Learn to read the Bible in its original language from the comfort of your home.
Participate in classes with real people, using video conferencing according to your schedule.

Learn to read the Bible in its original language with a strong community you can trust. Join thousands of students like you, and learn the true meaning behind the words of the bible.

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Biblical Date Candy for Everyone!

The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem shares a 3,600 year old recipe.

So what was the favorite dried fruit snack of the Jewish people thousands of years ago?

Whereas Tu B’Shevat is a modern holiday, which has only been celebrated for the past 130 years, dried fruit snacks have been around for some time: Scholars have discovered a piece of pottery from ancient Egypt with a 3,600 year old recipe on it!

According to the Bible, the Children of Israel dwelt in Egypt 3,600 years ago, so it is possible that Moses and Joseph enjoyed this sweet treat :- )

If you’re looking for a journey back in time in Jerusalem (and let’s face it – who isn’t?) we invite you to pay a visit to our Egyptian Gallery at the BLMJ, to relish one of the most fascinating ancient cultures the world has ever known.

Happy Tu B’Shevat to all and don’t hesitate to tag your dried fruit loving friends!

For the Recipe and the Video go to the Bible Lands Museum’s Website

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Soul of the Letters – The Vowels of the Hebrew Alphabet

This Online Course Series explains the mystical meanings of the Hebrew alphabet’s vowel signs including the significance of their names, their phonetic sounds, and their graphic design.

Aaron L. Raskin

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Letters of Light – The Hebrew Alphabet Explained

This Online Course of 22 lessons explains the mystical meanings of the Hebrew letters including the significance of the letters’ names, their phonetic sounds, their graphic design, and even their corresponding numerical values.

Aaron L. Raskin

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Biblical Hebrew Reading Group

Improve your reading skills in biblical Hebrew!!!!

Meet in a small group of 2-3 participants and read a portion of Hebrew text out loud. Get immediate feedback on your pronunciation. Ask any question on consonants, vowels, dagesh, shewa, etc.

When? — Once a week
How Long? — 30 min.
Where? — Skype

Fill in this form to let me know about your availability and if you have further questions. I will contact you with more information.

Success guaranteed!





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