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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Online Biblical Hebrew Courses

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.

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Chapter-by-Chapter MP3 Recordings of the Hebrew Bible

Mechon Mamre: Chapter-by-Chapter MP3 Recordings of the Hebrew Bible

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Here are direct links to recordings in Hebrew, used with permission from Talking Bibles International ℗ 1992 (to request permission to use recordings write info@talkingbibles.org); they are not chanted with a melody, but are clearly pronounced in Sephardic-style Hebrew.

Some of these chapter files are large (up to almost 8MB!), so those without fast internet connections really need patience in waiting for them. If you have a DSL, T1, or Cable high-speed Internet connection, you may prefer book-by-book files also available here.

To download a file instead of playing it–in Windows, right-click on the link, choose Save Target As…, choose a suitable folder location, and click Save; in MAC systems, hold down Ctrl and click on the link, choose Download Linked File As…, choose a suitable folder location, and Save. Once saved, a file can be played over and over without downloading it again, and it can also be transferred to an mp3 player or burned to a CD to share with others. Visit Website

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$10 Sale: Hebrew Morph Roots of Biblical Names

Hebrew Morph Roots of Biblical Names*

This course is the second in a series in E-Vreet that helps you learn how to read. In this course, you take the step from recognizing Hebrew letters to seeing how they form words through the concept of the Hebrew Morph.

Read More and Sign up for the Course at only $10!!!!!!

*Start Date:    6/14/2017    12:00AM PST

End Date:     6/22/2017      6:00AM PST

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