Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

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This course is designed for high school students, but can be used by parents or as families. Please note that the use of this course, like the rest of Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool/High School, is FREE.

Welcome to our Introduction to Biblical Hebrew! This is a full-year (180+ lessons) course for students who are serious about learning the original language of the Hebrew Bible.  The course is designed with high school students in mind, but can also be used by their parents or by motivated younger students.  Most lessons will have a short video done by me (David Giles, husband of EP creator Lee Giles) and often a worksheet as well. We will pause and review often. Hebrew is not an easy language, but I try to make it fun and get you reading actual Bible passages as soon as possible. If you put in a little bit of time regularly, preferably every day, you will make good progress.

I would love to hear from you! If you have any feedback/suggestions, please email me at eplanguagelive@gmail.com.

Index of Lessons (includes lesson subject and new vocabulary)

List of Handwritten Letters

Lesson 1

  1. Listen to Mr. G’s introductory video.
  2. Watch this short video on how the ancient Phoenician alphabet evolved into the Hebrew alphabet, and later into the Greek and Latin alphabets.
  3. Please note that we will NOT be introducing the Hebrew letters in their proper order. We will have a lesson later on the order of the Hebrew letters, the “alef-bet” or alphabet.

Lesson 2* (Note that an asterisk * indicates that there is a worksheet to print for this lesson)

  1. Listen to the video on the first two letters we are learning: alef and lamed.
  2. *Practice writing the alef with this worksheet. Note that a list of the handwritten forms of all the letters is available in the course introduction and again in Lesson 29 (#3).
  3. If you are interested in more detailed information on the alef, look at hebrew4christians.
  4. *Practice writing the lamed with this worksheet. Then, look at the Hebrew writing below the lamed and circle any alefs and lameds you see.
  5. If you are interested in more detailed information on the lamed, you can look at hebrew4christians.
  6. *If you would like, you can go now to Lesson 6 and print the list of vocabulary we’ll be learning over this first week. You can use it as a reference to practice the words that you are introduced to each day in the video. This is optional; if you don’t do it now, you will print it on Lesson 6. If you do choose to print now, do not work ahead; just stick with the two words you have been introduced to that day.

Lesson 3*

  1. Listen to the video on the next two letters we’ll be learning: hey and resh.
  2. *Practice writing hey with this worksheet.
  3. If you are interested in more detailed information on hey, look at hebrew4christians.
  4. *Practice writing resh with this worksheet.
  5. If you are interested in more detailed information on the resh, you can look at hebrew4christians.

Lesson 4*

  1. Listen to the video on our next letter: mem.
  2. *Practice writing mem with this worksheet. And don’t forget to practice the version of mem that comes at the end of the word; here it is again (mem sofit):
  3. If you are interested in more detailed information on mem, look at hebrew4christians.

Lesson 5*

  1. Listen to the video on the next letter: nun.
  2. *Practice writing nun with this worksheet. And don’t forget to practice the form of nun that comes at the end of a word; here it is again (nun sofit):
  3. If you are interested in more detailed information on nun, look at hebrew4christians.

Lesson 6*

  1. Today is Review Day! Watch the video to review letters and vocabulary we’ve covered so far.
  2. *If you have not done so already, you can print this list of vocabulary from Lessons 2-5 (List 1). Use it for reference, and I would suggest you continue to review a few words every day, even as you continue with new lessons. Copy the words several times (using Hebrew letters, not English) and pronounce them as you do so. You can refer to past worksheets to remind you how to handwrite the letters.
  3. Here are flashcards for Vocabulary List 1 to help you review and practice. Note that you can click the little speaker icon to hear the words, but the computer will pronounce them with an American accent that may not always be correct.
    • If you click on Brain Blast in the top left corner, it will take you to a list of activities for that list of words. You can use any of the games to practice your vocabulary. That will be true for the future lists as well.

Lesson 7*

  1. Listen to the video on our next letter: Ḥet (also sometimes spelled Chet). Don’t confuse this letter with hei!
  2. *Practice writing Ḥet with this worksheet.
  3. If you are interested in more detailed information about Ḥet, look at hebrew4christians.
  4. *Remember that you may want to print the list of vocabulary for week 2 at this time.

Lesson 8*

  1. Listen to the video on our next letter: ayin.
  2. *Practice writing ayin with this worksheet.
  3. If you are interested in more detailed information about ayin, look at hebrew4christians.

Lesson 9*

  1. Listen to the video on our next group of letters: bet and vet. Note that these are actually considered to be a single letter. With a dot, it has a “b” sound, but without a dot, it has a “v” sound.  *You can print the page with the verses we go over in the video here. Use it to find and circle all the bets/vets yourself.
  2. *Practice writing bet/vet with this worksheet.
  3. If you are interested in more detailed information about bet/vet, look at hebrew4christians.

Lesson 10*

  1. Watch the video on the next letter, dalet.
  2. *Practice writing dalet with this worksheet.
  3. If you are interested in more detailed information about dalet, look at hebrew4christians.

Lesson 11*

  1. Watch the second week review video to review letters and new words we’ve learned over the past week.
  2. *Once again, if you have not done so already, you can print this list of vocabulary from Lessons 7-10 (List 2). Use it for reference, and I would suggest you continue to review a few words every day, even as you continue with new lessons. Copy the words several times (using Hebrew letters, not English) and pronounce them as you do so. You can refer to past worksheets to remind you how to handwrite the letters.
  3. Here are flashcards for Vocabulary List 2 for review.
  4. *If you wish you can print this page containing the three verses (or portions of verses) given in the video, to practice finding familiar words.

Lesson 12*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter, yod.
  2. *Practice writing yod with this worksheet.
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on yod, you can refer to hebrew4christians.
  4. *Remember that you may want to print the list of vocabulary for week 3 at this time.

Lesson 13*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter, gimel.
  2. *Practice writing gimel with this worksheet.
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on gimel, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 14*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter, tsade, which has regular and sofit forms.
  2. *Practice writing tsade with this worksheet. And don’t forget to practice the sofit (word end) form. Here it is again (tsade sofit):
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on tsade, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 15*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter, kaf, which is also called khaf in its non-dagesh (non-dotted) form. This letter also has regular and sofit forms.
  2. *Practice writing kaf/khaf with this worksheet. And don’t forget to practice the sofit (word end) form. Here it is again:
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on kaf/khaf, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 16*

  1. Watch the third week review video to review letters and words we’ve learned this week.
  2. *Once again, if you have not done so already, you can print this list of vocabulary from Lessons 12-15 (List 3). Use it for reference, and I would suggest you continue to review a few words every day, even as you continue with new lessons. Copy the words several times (using Hebrew letters, not English) and pronounce them as you do so. You can refer to past worksheets to remind you how to handwrite the letters.
  3. Here are flashcards for Vocabulary List 3 for review.

Lesson 17*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter, tav.
  2. *Practice writing tav with this worksheet.
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on tav, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 18*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter, qof.
  2. *Practice writing qof with this worksheet.
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on qof, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 19*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter(s), shin and sin.
  2. *Practice writing shin/sin with this worksheet.
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on shin/sin, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 20*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter(s), pey and fey.
  2. *Practice writing pey/fey with this worksheet. And don’t forget to practice the sofit (word end) form. Here it is again:
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on pey/fey, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 21*

  1. Watch the fourth week review video to review letters and words we’ve learned this week.
  2. *Once again, if you have not done so already, you can print this list of vocabulary from Lessons 17 – 20 (List 4). Use it for reference, and I would suggest you continue to review a few words every day, even as you continue with new lessons. Copy the words several times (using Hebrew letters, not English) and pronounce them as you do so. You can refer to past worksheets to remind you how to handwrite the letters.
  3. Here are flashcards for Vocabulary List 4 for review.

Lesson 22*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter, vav.
  2. *Practice writing vav with this worksheet.
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on vav, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 23*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter, samekh.
  2. *Practice writing samekh with this worksheet.
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on samekh, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 24*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter, tet.
  2. *Practice writing tet with this worksheet.
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on tet, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 25*

  1. Watch the video for our next letter, zayin.
  2. *Practice writing zayin with this worksheet.
  3. If you’d like more detailed information on zayin, you can refer to hebrew4christians.

Lesson 26*

  1. Watch the fifth week review video for a quick review of the last week’s new letters and vocabulary.
  2. *If you have not done so already, you can print this list of vocabulary from Lessons 22-25 (List 5). Use it for reference, and I would suggest you continue to review a few words every day, even as you continue with new lessons. Copy the words several times (using Hebrew letters, not English) and pronounce them as you do so. You can refer to past worksheets to remind you how to handwrite the letters.
  3. Here are flashcards for Vocabulary List 5 for review.
    • If you click on Brain Blast in the top left corner, it will take you to a list of activities for that list of words. You can use any of the games to practice your vocabulary. You can click on Back to Folder at that point and find any of your Hebrew vocabulary to practice with flashcards or games.

Lesson 27*

  1. We’re going to take a few days to make sure we’re completely familiar with ALL of the letters we’ve learned.
  2. *You will refer to this worksheet. Starting on the right (where you would normally start reading a Hebrew text), look at each Hebrew letter in each word. As you get to each letter, pronounce it ALOUD. You are NOT pronouncing the words; you will just ignore the vowel markings. And you are NOT pronouncing the names of the letters (we’ll do that in the next lesson), but rather the SOUND that they make. If you do this well, it will help you increase your speed and comfort in reading the Hebrew alphabet.  Refer to the video in section 3 below for an example.
  3. Here’s the video in which I do a few example words to get you started; then I will go through all the verses from the worksheet and you can do it along with me.  Please make sure you try it by yourself BEFORE doing it with the video.
  4. If you struggled with any letters, underline those and practice writing them and saying the sound they make aloud as you write.

Lesson 28

  1. Today we will use the same worksheet from Lesson 27, but this time I want you to SAY THE NAME OF EACH LETTER as you get to it. You should practice this until you can say the names of the Hebrew letters without thinking.
  2. Here’s the video; if you have already tried it yourself, then you can watch and do it along with me and check yourself.
  3. If you struggled or hesitated with any letters, make a note of them and practice them!

Lesson 29*

  1. Today we’ll practice writing the letters and recognizing their Hebrew names.
  2. *Print this worksheet and write the letters next to their names.
  3. You can check your answers on the list of handwritten letters.  If you got any wrong, or find that you are not writing a particular letter correctly, practice those letters more.

Lesson 30

  1. Today we’re focusing on the ORDER of the letters in Hebrew. The alphabet in Hebrew is known (of course) as the Alef-Bet. You can refer to your list of handwritten letters from Lesson 29; they are given in their Alef-Bet order.
  2. Hebrew is considered to have 22 letters; dagesh/non-dagesh and sofit/non-sofit variants are all considered to be variants of the same letter, just as is the case with shin/sin. You can see this on the list of letters mentioned above. For example, Kaf, Khaf, Kaf Sofit, and Khaf Sofit are all considered to be the same letter, falling under the name “Kaf.”
  3. Listen to this catchy song reciting the alef-bet and try to start getting familiar with the order. You can ignore the funky English-letter transcription in the video. It uses specialized symbols used by scholars. We’ll practice the alef-bet order more in the next few lessons to make sure you have it memorized.

Lesson 31

  1. Today we’re going to memorize the letters in order from Alef – Zayin. We’re also going to review some of our past vocabulary. Watch the video to practice along with me.
  2. Listen to the alphabet song again. Ideally it should get stuck in your head so you’re humming it to yourself all day. If you like, you can search for other alef-bet songs. There are tons of them of varying quality and levels of annoying-ness.

Lesson 32

  1. Today we’re going to memorize the letters in order from Ḥet – Nun. We’re also going to review more of our past vocabulary. Watch the video to practice along with me.
  2. Listen to the alphabet song again.

Lesson 33

  1. Today we’re going to memorize the letters in order from Samekh – Tav. We’re also going to review the rest of our past vocabulary. Watch the video to practice along with me.
  2. Listen to the alphabet song again.

Lesson 34

  1. Watch the video for a quick introduction to the Hebrew Niqqud (pronounced nee-KOOD), which is the system of marking vowel sounds in Hebrew.
  2. With today’s lesson we begin learning new vocabulary again. If you would like to print out a vocabulary list for lessons 34 – 42 to refer to, you can find it on Lesson 43.
  3. Next we’ll learn a few vowel symbols each lesson.

Lesson 35

  1. Today we’ll learn the vowels which make the “A” sound. Watch the video.
  2. Start your VOWEL CHART today to help you keep track of the vowel symbols. Make columns for the vowel sign (what it looks like), the name of the vowel, the pronunciation, and an example word. Add the two vowels learned today.

Lesson 36

  1. Refer to your vocabulary lists (all of them) and write a list of each word you’ve learned which uses the pataḥ. Then make a list of each word which uses qamats. Make sure you know which is which!

Lesson 37

  1. Today we’ll learn the vowels which make the “E” sound. Watch the video.
  2. Don’t forget to add today’s vowels to your VOWEL CHART!

Lesson 38

  1. Refer to your vocabulary lists (all of them) and write a list of each word you’ve learned which uses the segol. Then make a list of words which use the tsere. Make sure you know which is which!

Lesson 39

  1. Today we’ll learn the “I” vowel (making the “EE” sound). Watch the video.
  2. Don’t forget to add today’s vowel to your vowel chart!

Lesson 40

  1. Today we’ll learn the “O” vowel. Watch the video.
  2. Don’t forget to add today’s vowel to your vowel chart!

Lesson 41

  1. Review your vocabulary lists and make two separate lists: one of each word you’ve learned which uses the ḥiriq, and one of each word you’ve learned which uses the ḥolem Make sure you can distinguish the two!

Lesson 42

  1. Today we’ll learn the “U” vowels. Watch the video.
  2. Don’t forget to add today’s vowels to your vowel chart!

Lesson 43*

  1. Watch the video to help you review all the Niqqud (vowel pointing) and related vocabulary we’ve learned so far.
  2. *Here is your vocabulary list covering lessons 34 – 42 (List 6).
  3. Here are flashcards for Vocabulary List 6 for review.

Lesson 44*

  1. Watch the video to learn about writing vowels with “Matres Lectionis”! (By the way, the singular of that word is “Mater Lectionis.” It’s Latin.)
  2. *Print out this page of Genesis 1:1-5 in Hebrew. You’ll be using this for Lessons 44-46. Today, find and circle each instance of the mater lectionis vowels you learned about today (using VAV).
  3. With today’s lesson we begin learning new vocabulary again. If you would like to print out a vocabulary list for lessons 44 – 46 to refer to, you can find it on Lesson 47.
  4. Today we learned the Hebrew word for “light.” If you want, you can listen to this song and listen for the word “light.” It’s a worship song sung by Messianic Jews (Jews who accept Jesus as their Messiah) who are native speakers of Hebrew. Modern Hebrew has many words in common with Biblical Hebrew. Note that you can click the CC button to see the lyrics in Hebrew (both Hebrew alphabet and English transliteration) and in English. Note that the Hebrew does not include vowels – this is how modern Hebrew is written.

Lesson 45

  1. Watch the second video on the “mater lectionis” vowels.
  2. Using the sheet you printed on Lesson 44, circle (in a different color) each instance of the mater lectionis vowels you learned about today (using HEI).
  3. Congratulations on finishing Lesson 45! Please take a moment to let me know if you have any feedback, suggestions, questions, etc.: eplanguagelive@gmail.com.

Lesson 46

  1. Watch the third video on the “mater lectionis” vowels.
  2. Using the sheet you printed on Lesson 44, circle (in a different color) each instance of the mater lectionis vowels you learned about today (using YOD).

Lesson 47*

  1. *Print out another copy of Genesis 1:1-5 in Hebrew. Go through carefully from beginning to end and name each vowel you see (call it by its name), and tell whether or not it is used along with a mater lectionis (VAV, HEI, or YOD).
  2. Watch the video to go through the vowels together for verses 1 and 2.
  3. Here is your vocabulary list covering lessons 44-46 (List 7).
  4. Here are flashcards for vocabulary list 7 for you to review. Don’t forget that the computer’s pronunciation of these words is not accurate 🙂  Pronounce them the way we learned in the video lessons.

Lesson 48

  1. Listen to Genesis 1:1-5 read aloud in Hebrew by a professional (not Mr. G!). Just listen to it two times.
  2. Now listen to it again and pause it every few seconds and try to repeat as best you can what you are hearing. It’s OK if you don’t know what you are saying. This will help your pronunciation and familiarity with the rhythm of the language. After you’ve done this once, do it again!
  3. Are you hearing any words you recognize? Hold that thought – we’ll come back to this in the next lesson!

Lesson 49

  1. Now listen to Genesis 1:1-5 again, and this time listen carefully for any words you recognize.
  2. Listen to it again, this time following along with your Genesis 1:1-5 verses that you printed earlier. Are you seeing any words you recognize? Underline them. HINT: some words may look slightly different than the way we learned them. Also, some words may have the Hebrew word for “and” tacked on to the beginning of them. Remember that is just the letter VAV.  Note that the word אֱלהִים (Elohim) means God.
  3. Tomorrow we’ll go through the verses together and I’ll point out all the words you know already.

Lesson 50 

  1. Watch the video where we go through Genesis 1:1-5 together and I point out the words you know.

Lesson 51

  1. Today we’ll review some vocabulary. Watch the video where we review vocabulary with pictures.

Lesson 52

  1. Watch today’s video on Hebrew syllables. Be sure to memorize the new word at the end!
  2. With today’s lesson we begin learning new vocabulary again. If you would like to print out a vocabulary list for lessons 52 – 56 to refer to, you can find it on Lesson 57.

Lesson 53

  1. Watch today’s video on the Dagesh. This is Part 1.

Lesson 54

  1. Watch today’s video on the Dagesh. This is Part 2.

Lesson 55

  1. Watch today’s video to practice more with weak and strong dageshes.

Lesson 56

  1. Watch the video on stress accent.

Lesson 57**

  1. *Print and complete this worksheet to help you review syllables, dageshes, and stress accent.
  2. After you’ve done your best to complete the worksheet, you can check your answers here.
  3. *Here is a vocabulary list (List 8) for vocabulary from Lessons 52 – 56.
  4. Here are flashcards for vocabulary list 8 for you to review. Don’t forget that the computer’s pronunciation of these words is not accurate.  Pronounce them the way we learned in the video lessons.

Lesson 58

  1. Watch the video to help you review the recent vocabulary.
  2. Go back and do the flashcards again for Vocabulary List 7. It’s important to keep reviewing!

Lesson 59

  1. Watch today’s video on the gender of Hebrew nouns.
  2. With today’s lesson we begin learning new vocabulary again. If you would like to print out a vocabulary list for lessons 59 – 65 to refer to, you can find it on Lesson 66.

Lesson 60

  1. Watch the video on masculine plural nouns.
  2. You don’t have any new vocabulary for today. So go back to flashcards for Vocabulary List 6 and review!

Lesson 61

  1. Watch the video on feminine plural nouns.
  2. No new vocabulary today. Go back to flashcards for Vocabulary List 5 and review!

Lesson 62

  1. Watch the video on Hebrew adjectives.

Lesson 63 

  1. Watch the video on plural adjectives.
  2. Here is a song you may enjoy by the Messianic Jewish group we heard earlier in the course. Listen for the word for “holy” and the word for “great.” Remember you can click the CC button to see subtitles in Hebrew and English.

Lesson 64

  1. Watch the video on irregular nouns (part 1).

Lesson 65

  1. Watch the video on irregular nouns (part 2).

Lesson 66**

  1. *Do the first half of the worksheet to review nouns and adjectives. Answer as much as you can.
  2. After you’ve done what you can on the worksheet, watch the video where we go over the answers.
  3. *Here is the vocabulary list for Lessons 59 – 65 (List 9).
  4. Here are flashcards to help you review vocabulary from List 9.

Lesson 67

  1. Do the second half of the worksheet from Lesson 67 to review nouns and adjectives. Answer as much as you can.
  2. After you’ve done what you can on the worksheet, watch the video where we go over the answers.

Lesson 68

  1. Watch this video for a fun review of vocabulary!

Lesson 69

  1. Watch the video for a review of letter names, vowels, dageshes, and a few other things, based on Genesis 1:10.

Lesson 70

  1. Watch this introduction to Shevas. We’ll also be starting some new vocabulary today.

Lesson 71

  1. Watch this video on vocal Shevas.

Lesson 72

  1. Watch this video with more on Vocal Shevas and Vowel Length

Lesson 73

  1. Watch this video on Silent Shevas.

Lesson 74

  1. Watch this video on Reduced Vowels. Note that reduced vowels are different from short vowels, which we talked about in Lessons 72 and 73.

Lesson 75*

  1. Watch the video to help you review Shevas using the story of the Tower of Babel.
  2. *Print out the Tower of Babel verses (Genesis 11:1-4) in Hebrew, and AFTER watching the video for today, look at verses 1 and 2 ONLY and mark the vocal Shevas and the silent Shevas, using a code you create (e.g., red for vocal and blue for silent). We’ll do verses 3 and 4 in Lesson 76.

Lesson 76

  1. This time, BEFORE watching the video, please look at the printed verses from Lesson 75 and try to mark vocal and silent Shevas using the code you created. Do your best to remember the four ways to tell if a Sheva is vocal; if it isn’t vocal, it’s probably silent!
  2. Now, watch the video where we go over Genesis 11:3-4 and compare to your work. Don’t feel bad if you missed some; recognizing the different Shevas takes practice!
  3. Here is the vocabulary list for Lessons 70-74 (List 10).
  4. Here are flashcards to help you review vocabulary from List 10.
    • If you click on Brain Blast in the top left corner, it will take you to a list of activities for that list of words. You can use any of the games to practice your vocabulary. You can click on Back to Folder at that point and find any of your Hebrew vocabulary to practice with flashcards or games.

Lesson 77*

  1. We’re going to spend the next 8 lessons getting very familiar with Genesis 1:1-5 in Hebrew.
  2. Watch this video for a little introduction to what we’re trying to do here with the Creation story, and for a discussion of Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew.
  3. *You can print out the verses of Genesis 1:1-5 in Hebrew with a pronunciation guide in English letters.

Lesson 78

  1. Watch this video for a discussion of Genesis 1:2 in Hebrew.
  2. Briefly read Genesis 1:1 aloud a few times so you don’t forget it.

Lesson 79

  1. Watch this video for a discussion of Genesis 1:3 in Hebrew.
  2. Briefly read Genesis 1:2 aloud a few times so you don’t forget it.

Lesson 80

  1. Watch this video for a discussion of Genesis 1:4 in Hebrew.
  2. Briefly read Genesis 1:3 aloud a few times so you don’t forget it.

Lesson 81

  1. Watch this video for a discussion of Genesis 1:5 in Hebrew.
  2. Briefly read Genesis 1:4 aloud a few times so you don’t forget it.

Lesson 82

  1. Listen to this reading of Genesis 1:1-5. This is the same one we used for our listening activity back in Lessons 48 – 49. It should seem much more familiar and understandable to you now. You’re making progress!
  2. Note that in the text shown in the video, there are additional marks under and over the letters that you are not familiar with. You can ignore those, as they are not part of the text but just help with reading. I have taken those out of the text we’ve been using so it’s simpler to look at and read.
  3. Practice reading all five verses aloud several times using the page you printed on Lesson 77. Make note of any areas of difficulty, and be sure to give those a little extra practice.

Lesson 83

  1. Listen to this reading of Genesis 1:1-5 again.
  2. Practice reading all five verses again until you feel comfortable reading it fluently. If you’re not sure about your pronunciation in a certain spot, go back and check it against the video above.  If you are trying to memorize the five verses, practice until you’re confident!
  3. You’re going to be presenting Genesis 1:1-5 in Hebrew to someone tomorrow! Be thinking of who you would like to read it to (the more people the better!) and show off your newly-acquired knowledge. If you’ve memorized it, even better!

Lesson 84

  1. Choose someone to read (or recite, if you’ve memorized it) the Hebrew version of Genesis 1:1-5 to. Do it. Don’t worry if you make some small mistakes. You’ve come a long way! Congratulations!

Lesson 85

  1. Today we’re starting a three-day review of the letters and vocabulary.
  2. Watch the video to help you review. If you stumble over any letter or any vocabulary words, or just don’t feel completely confident about anything, make a note of it and spend some time practicing that word or letter.

Lesson 86 

  1. Watch this video to continue with our review of letters and vocabulary. Again, if you’re not completely sure about any letter or word, make a note of it and practice. You can write it a bunch of times and/or repeat it out loud.

Lesson 87

  1. Watch this video to complete our review of the letters and associated vocabulary. Don’t forget to note anything that you’re unsure about, and practice!

Lesson 88

  1. Watch this video to review the Niqqud (vowel pointing) and vocabulary. Make sure you’re very familiar with all the vowels and their names!

Lesson 89

  1. Watch this video to review the Mater Lectionis vowels and vocabulary.

Lesson 90 

  1. Watch this video to review the dagesh, syllables, and stress accent, and vocabulary.
  2. Congratulations on making it through 90 lessons! You’ve come a long way! Don’t give up. Please let me know if you have any feedback for me: eplanguagelive@gmail.com.

Lesson 91

  1. Watch this video to review noun gender and number, and adjectives. Make sure you know the adjectives we learned, and make sure you’re familiar with the “normal” feminine singular and masculine and feminine plural endings for nouns and adjectives!

Lesson 92

  1. Watch this video for an introduction to the structure of Hebrew words. Important stuff! We’ll also start some new vocabulary. You can find your vocabulary list and flashcards for this section on Lesson 97.

Lesson 93

  1. Watch this video to learn more about patterns in Hebrew.

Lesson 94

  1. Watch this video on recognizing roots and patterns.

Lesson 95

  1. Today we’re reading Genesis 7:9 together and learning some new vocabulary. Watch the video and don’t be embarrassed to say the Hebrew words OUT LOUD!

Lesson 96

  1. Today we practice Genesis 7:9 again and go over our new vocabulary again. Watch the video. 

Lesson 97*

  1. *Print this worksheet on roots and patterns and give it a try. Some words you will be familiar with, others maybe not; remember, you don’t need to actually know the word in order to find the root or pattern.
  2. Watch the video to go over the answers to the worksheet. Be sure to give it your best shot on your own before watching the video!
  3. Here is your list of vocabulary from Lessons 92 through 96 (List 11).
  4. Here are flashcards to practice the vocabulary from Lessons 92-96 (List 11).

Lesson 98

  1. Watch this video on the definite article, and learn the new vocabulary.

Lesson 99

  1. Watch the video on definite articles with adjectives, and learn new vocabulary.

Lesson 100

  1. Watch the video on the name of God in Hebrew.

Lesson 101

  1. Today we’re reading Genesis 28:11 and learning some new words. Watch the video and don’t be afraid to practice out loud!

Lesson 102

  1. We’ll go over Genesis 28:11 again today to increase your fluency and review vocabulary. Watch the video!

Lesson 103*

  1. Watch the video to review our vocabulary with some portions of verses.
  2. *Here is your list of vocabulary from Lessons 98 to 101 (List 12).
  3. Here are flashcards to practice vocabulary from Lessons 98 to 101 (List 12).

Lesson 104

  1. Today I want you to think about what topic might be giving you some trouble, or what you might feel a bit rusty on, and I want you to review that topic. Or maybe two topics!
  2. It’s up to you. Choose one or two topics to go back and review.  Refer to the list of the lessons at the beginning of the course to help you find topics. If you can’t think of anything in particular, go back and review some of our earlier vocabulary using the flashcards or the vocabulary review videos. It’s really important to continually review, and to make sure we have a good foundation before moving on with new topics and vocabulary.

Lesson 105

  1. Watch the video to learn about the preposition בּ (Be) and to learn some new vocabulary.
  2. Note that you can find the vocabulary list for this new section (beginning with today’s lesson) on Lesson 115.

Lesson 106

  1. Watch the video. We’ll read Genesis 1:27 together. Don’t forget to repeat out loud!

Lesson 107

  1. Watch the video to learn about the preposition כּ (Ke) and learn some new vocabulary.

Lesson 108

  1. Watch the video. We’ll read Genesis 3:2 together. Don’t forget to repeat out loud!

Lesson 109

  1. Watch the video to learn about the preposition ל (Le) and learn some new vocabulary.

Lesson 110

  1. Watch the video. We’re reading Genesis 3:8-9 together. Today is part 1.
  2. Refer to your Bible Verses in Hebrew sheet and read Genesis 3:8-9 to yourself. Try to identify all the words you know.

Lesson 111

  1. Watch the video. We’re reading Genesis 3:8-9 (part 2) again today and learning a new vocabulary word.

Lesson 112

  1. Watch the video to review prepositions and learn a very important Bible word!

Lesson 113

  1. Watch the video to learn about what happens when a preposition and a definite article collide, and to learn two new vocabulary words!

Lesson 114*

  1. *Print this worksheet and try your best to write the Hebrew equivalents to the English phrases. You can refer to your vocabulary list (see Lesson 115) to help you with spelling the vocabulary words. Pay attention to the vowels, and whether or not the phrase includes a definite article (“the”)!
  2. After you’ve completed the worksheet to the best of your ability, watch this video to go over the answers.

Lesson 115**

  1. *Print this worksheet and follow the directions. You’ll be translating the phrases into English, and then looking up the Bible references to see how close you were! This will help you review prepositions as well as some recent and older vocabulary.
  2. *Here is your list of vocabulary from Lessons 105 to 115 (List 13).
  3. Here are your flashcards for Lesson 105-115 vocabulary words (List 13).

Lesson 116

  1. Now we’ll be taking a few days to review some earlier vocabulary. I’ll remind you of a word, and then we’ll look at it in an actual verse.
  2. Watch the video to review your first eight words (Part 1).
  3. I hope you enjoy seeing these words in action in actual Bible verses! Feel free to look them up yourself. If you want to see the whole Bible verse in the original Hebrew, you can go to Biblehub.com, type the verse reference into the search bar, and then click “Hebrew” (located in the middle row of options near the top of the page).

Lesson 117

  1. Watch the video to review more words (Part 2).

Lesson 118

  1. Watch the video to review more words (Part 3).

Lesson 119

  1. Watch the video to review more words (Part 4).

Lesson 120

  1. Watch the video to review more words (Part 5).

Lesson 121

  1. Watch the video for an introduction to names in Hebrew (Part 1).
  2. If you’d like additional practice with these names, you can copy each name we covered today at least once in Hebrew. Be careful with spelling and vowels. Refer to the list of names found in Lesson 127.

Lesson 122

  1. Watch the video to practice the names we reviewed and learned with some actual verses (Part 1).

Lesson 123

  1. Watch the video to learn more names in Hebrew (Part 2).
  2. If you’d like additional practice with these names, you can copy each name we covered today at least once in Hebrew. Be careful with spelling and vowels. Refer to the list of names found in Lesson 127.

Lesson 124 

  1. Watch the video to practice names we learned with actual verses (Part 2).

Lesson 125

  1. Watch the video to learn more names in Hebrew (Part 3). We’ll talk a bit about the well-known word “Shalom” as well.
  2. If you’d like additional practice with these names, you can copy each name we covered today at least once in Hebrew. Be careful with spelling and vowels. Refer to the list of names found in Lesson 127.

Lesson 126

  1. Watch the video to practice names we learned (as well as “shalom”) with actual verses (Part 3).

Lesson 127*

  1. Watch the video to review Hebrew names we’ve learned.
  2. *Here is your list of vocabulary from the Hebrew names section (Lessons 121 – 126). This is vocabulary list 14.
  3. Here are your flashcards for the Hebrew names section (Lessons 121 – 126), from vocabulary list 14.

Lesson 128

  1. Watch the video to learn some new additional vocabulary words. We’ll be practicing these words more (using actual verses) in Lesson 130.
  2. If you’d like some additional practice, you can copy these four words several times each, repeating them aloud as you do so.

Lesson 129

  1. Watch the video to learn some new additional vocabulary words. We’ll be practicing these words more (using actual verses) in Lesson 131.
  2. If you’d like some additional practice, you can copy these four words several times each, repeating them aloud as you do so.

Lesson 130

  1. Watch the video to practice the new vocabulary from Lesson 128 using Bible verse portions.
  2. If you want, you can listen to this worship song by the Messianic Jewish group we heard earlier in the course. Listen for any words you know, such as generation, mountain, name, who, voice, and other words.

Lesson 131

  1. Watch the video to practice the new vocabulary from Lesson 129 using Bible verse portions.
  2. Here is your list of vocabulary from Lessons 128 – 131. This is Vocabulary List 15.
  3. Here are your flashcards for the additional vocabulary for this section (Lessons 128 – 131), from Vocabulary List 15.
    • If you click on Brain Blast in the top left corner, it will take you to a list of activities for that list of words. You can use any of the games to practice your vocabulary. You can click on Back to Folder at that point and find any of your Hebrew vocabulary to practice with flashcards or games.

Lesson 132

  1. Watch the video for an introduction to construct chains, and some new vocabulary.

Lesson 133

  1. Watch the video to learn more about construct chains and to learn some new vocabulary.

Lesson 134

  1. Watch the video to learn more about construct chains (Part 3!) and some new vocabulary.

Lesson 135

  1. Watch the video to learn more about construct chains (Part 4!) and some new vocabulary.

Lesson 136

  1. Watch the video to learn more about construct chains (Part 5!). Important stuff!

Lesson 137

  1. Watch the video to review construct chains, learn a new vocabulary word, and meet a familiar place-name with a brand new understanding!

Lesson 138

  1. Watch the video to review construct chains (part 2)!

Lesson 139

  1. Watch the video to review the new vocabulary covered in Lessons 132 – 137.
  2. Here is your vocabulary list for new words from Lessons 132 – 137.  This is vocabulary list 16.
  3. Here are your flashcards for Vocabulary List 16.

Lesson 140

  1. Watch the video to learn a few additional useful vocabulary words.

Lesson 141

  1. Watch the video to learn a few additional useful vocabulary words.

Lesson 142

  1. Watch the video to practice your new vocabulary with verses!

Lesson 143

  1. Watch the video to practice your new vocabulary with verses!
  2. Here is your vocabulary list of vocabulary learned in Lessons 140 – 143 (List 17).
  3. Here are your flashcards to help you practice vocabulary from Lessons 140 – 143 (List 17).

Lesson 144

  1. Watch the video to learn and practice some tricky forms (Sons & Daughters). You can find a chart of these forms to print in Lesson 146.

Lesson 145

  1. Watch the video to learn and practice some more tricky forms (Men & Women). You can find a chart of these forms to print in Lesson 146.

Lesson 146*

  1. *Here is a chart of the forms related to sons and daughters, men and women, which we covered in the previous two lessons.
  2. *Print this worksheet and follow the directions to practice recognizing and identifying these “tricky” forms.

Lesson 147

  1. Watch the video to review some vocabulary words you may have forgotten (part 1).

Lesson 148

  1. Watch the video to review some vocabulary words you may have forgotten (part 2).

Lesson 149

  1. Watch the video for an introduction to personal pronouns (part 1).
  2. Just a heads-up that there is a chart of all the personal pronouns in Lesson 155.

Lesson 150

  1. Watch the video to practice the personal pronouns we learned in the last lesson using actual verses.

Lesson 151

  1. Watch the video to learn the five words for “you”! This is part 2 of the personal pronoun lessons.

Lesson 152

  1. Watch the video to review and see the various words for “you” in action in actual verses.

Lesson 153

  1. Watch the video to learn the 3rd person pronouns. This is part 3 of the personal pronoun lessons.

Lesson 154

  1. Watch the video to review and see verses containing the 3rd person pronouns.

Lesson 155*

  1. Watch the video to review personal pronouns.
  2. *You can print this chart of the different personal pronouns in Hebrew. These are called “independent personal pronouns,” meaning that they are independent words that can stand alone. Some other types of personal pronouns in Hebrew are attached to other words, and so are not “independent.” (Note: this chart will take the place of  vocabulary list 18. We’ll continue with vocabulary list 19 next. )
  3. Here are flashcards to help you practice the personal pronouns.

Lesson 156

  1. Watch the video for an introduction/review of verbs.
  2. You can find flashcards and a vocab list for verbs on Lesson 158.

Lesson 157

  1. Watch the video for a few new verbs with example verses.

Lesson 158

  1. Watch the video to review the verbs we know and see them in verses.
  2. Here is your vocabulary list 19, which includes the verbs we already knew from earlier in the course, as well as the two new ones we added in the last lesson.
  3. Here are flashcards to help you review the verbs.

Lesson 159

  1. Watch the video for a fascinating introduction to the significance of the Hebrew letters.

Lesson 160*

  1. Watch the video for an introduction to an important grammar topic: possessive suffixes. Today we’ll learn the 1st person suffixes.
  2. *You can print this chart of all the possessive suffixes now if you want.

Lesson 161

  1. Watch the video to see the 1st person possessive suffixes (my / our) in action in some real verses.

Lesson 162

  1. Watch the video to learn the 2nd person (your) possessive suffixes.

Lesson 163

  1. Watch the video to see the 2nd person possessive suffixes (your) in action in some real verses.

Lesson 164

  1. Watch the video to learn the 3rd person (his, her, their) possessive suffixes.

Lesson 165

  1. Watch the video to see the 3rd person possessive suffixes (his, her, their) in action in some real verses.

Lesson 166*

  1. *Print this worksheet to practice all the possessive suffixes. Be sure to read each word aloud in addition to telling its meaning.
  2. Watch this video to check your answers and your pronunciation of each form.
  3. Optional: you can listen to this song by the Messianic group we met earlier. This will help you practice your possessive endings. Using the subtitles to help you, especially listen for the Hebrew for the following phrases: our heart, your people, our ways, your Son, your land, our people, your Spirit. It may be challenging to pick out these phrases, so don’t be discouraged. Remember, the song is primarily intended for native speakers of Hebrew. Interesting note: “yom-yom” means “day by day” or “every day.” 🙂

Lesson 167

  1. Watch the video to learn the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4) in Hebrew.
  2. If you want, you can listen to this Messianic Jewish song incorporating the SHEMA. Here it is spelled SHMA.

Lesson 168

  1. Watch the video to learn Deuteronomy 6:5 in Hebrew.

Lesson 169

  1. Watch the video to learn the names of the books of the Torah in Hebrew.

Lesson 170

  1. Watch the video to practice the names of the books of the Torah. Try to memorize them in Hebrew (and English, if you don’t know them yet)!
  2. Here is Vocabulary List 20, which includes the words from Deuteronomy 6:4-5 as well as the Hebrew names of the Torah books (Lessons 167 – 170).
  3. Here are your flashcards for Vocab List 20 (including material from lessons 167 – 170).

Lesson 171

  1. Watch the video for an introduction to the Hebrew names of God (Part 1).

Lesson 172

  1. Watch the video to learn some more Hebrew names of God in the Bible (Part 2).

Lesson 173

  1. Watch the video to learn some more Hebrew names of God in the Bible (Part 3).

Lesson 174

  1. Watch the video to learn some more Hebrew names of God in the Bible (Part 4).

Lesson 175*

  1. Watch the video to learn some more Hebrew names of God in the Bible (Part 5).
  2. *Here is your vocabulary list with the names of God in Hebrew (Vocabulary List 21).
  3. Here are the flashcards you can use to practice the names of God in Hebrew (List 21).

Lesson 176

  1. Watch this video to learn how to use the helpful online Hebrew study tool, biblehub.com.
  2. Now it’s your turn to try using biblehub.com. Go to Joshua 1:1. Type it into the search bar, and don’t forget to click “Hebrew” either before or after you search the verse. Spend a few minutes looking at the different words of the verse in English and Hebrew. Feel free to click around a bit.
  3. Now try to answer these questions about Joshua 1:1 using the biblehub.com tools you see there. You can highlight the area between parentheses to see the answer once you’ve tried to find the answer yourself.
    1. Is the word for “death” in regular or construct form? (Construct)
    2. What does Joshua’s name mean? (“The Lord is Salvation”)
    3. What is the regular (non-construct) form of the word for “death”? ( מָוֶת)
    4. How many times does the name “Moses” occur in the Hebrew Bible? (766)
    5. What is the gender of the word for “death” ? (masculine)

Lesson 177

  1. Watch this video for a little more on how to use biblehub.com for your Hebrew study.
  2. Now try it yourself. Image you want to find out the Hebrew for “joy” and a little about where it is used in the Hebrew Bible. Go ahead and find it. What gender is the word? Try to pronounce it.
  3. Now, scroll down to where it shows the different forms of the word “joy” (underneath where it says “93 occurrences”). Try to find the phrase “my joy” in the Hebrew Bible. Use your knowledge of the possessive suffixes, and your awareness that those suffixes are attached to construct forms, and that a feminine construct form might add a “t” sound 🙂 How many mentions of “my joy” are there in Hebrew? Answer: ( 1 ). Where is it found in Scripture? (Psalm 137:6)

Lesson 178

  1. It’s your turn now to choose a scripture portion (from the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible) that is particularly meaningful or interesting to you. You’re going to be analyzing it in Hebrew. I would recommend you choose a portion that is at least three verses long, and no more than six verses long. It should be 3-6 verses in a row, not isolated verses. That way you’ll get a better sense of the “flow” and meaning.
  2. Find your scripture on biblehub.com. Locate the first verse in the portion and then use the arrow to the right of the reference in bold to move to the next verse.
  3. Today you’ll just skim over the words in Hebrew, and take a look at the English. Get a feel for the words that you see, how many you know already, and how many are new. Pay attention to the order of the words and how they go together. You’re just getting an overview today.
  4. Keep in mind that the Hebrew text on this site includes a number of extra marks above or below the letters which you do not know. These marks help with knowing how to read the text aloud correctly in the synagogues, but are not necessary for us at this stage. If you see a mark that is unfamiliar (not a vowel mark), just ignore it.

Lesson 179

  1. Find your chosen scripture portion again on biblehub.com.
  2. First, find all the words that you know (or should know, meaning we have covered them in the course thus far) in the verses. Keep in mind that they may be in a different form than you’re used to seeing. Make a list of the words in the scripture that you know, writing them down in their REGULAR form, the form that we’ve learned. Remember that you can find the regular form of a word by clicking on the Strong’s number, then looking at the “original word” line in the “Strong’s Concordance” section.
  3. Second, write next to each word on your list the form of the word as it appears in the verse (if different from the basic form). It may be plural, or in construct form, or may include a suffix, may include a preposition, etc. Try to understand why the word’s form may be different from the regular form. Remember you can check the “morphology” section for clues about the form of the word.

Lesson 180

  1. Find your chosen scripture portion again on biblehub.com.
  2. Go through it again, this time looking for any new words that seem important or words that you would like to learn. Try to find at least three (but probably not more than five). Write down their basic form and the form(s) in which they appear in the verses. You can be working on memorizing the basic form of these words over the next week, and try to understand the non-regular forms you encounter in the verse.
  3. OPTIONAL: Try to read the Hebrew of the verses aloud straight through. This could be challenging. If you would like to hear your verses pronounced by a rabbi, you can find your book and chapter here. Unfortunately you cannot narrow your selection down to a verse; it will play the whole chapter. But you can estimate about where it would be in the chapter and listen for the first word or two, and then try to follow along.
  4. Congratulations! You have finished 180 lessons! I do hope to be continuing these lessons beyond Lesson 180 as I’m able. I hope you’ll want to continue on. And please let me know if you have any feedback/suggestions for me! My email is eplanguagelive@gmail.com.

This is still in progress. I hope to continue making lessons beyond Lesson 180 as I am able.