Hebrew language resources

Below are several files I created to help teach Biblical Hebrew at a nearby university. Feel free to use them although please give me credit.

Neat tricks by Kittel 20171226 (PDF)
Neat tricks by Kittel 20171226
“Neat tricks” pulled from Kittel, Biblical Hebrew, 2nd edition revised that help students identify verb stems and forms.

Hebrew Verb Helps – GR and RW revised 20171226 (PDF)
Hebrew Verb Helps – GR and RW revised 20171226
As above except a “flow chart” borrowed from a Hebrew scholar and later adapted by my Doktorvater and me.

Textual Criticism complete 20171226 (PDF)
Textual Criticism complete 20171226
A one session overview of textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible. Not my area of expertise but should be helpful for bright undergraduates.

So You Want to Refresh Your Grasp of Hebrew Basics 20171227 (PDF)
So You Want to Refresh Your Grasp of Hebrew Basics 20171227
Short handout to help introduce students to pronominal suffixes and words in construct.

Hebrew verbs so you want to grok simplified 20171226 (DOCX)
Hebrew verbs so you want to grok simplified 20171226 (PDF)
A one file overview of the Hebrew verb system. Includes sections devoted to weak verbs and “principle parts” (important forms that students can memorize and on which they can build to analyze or parse nearly any Hebrew verb form).

So You Want to Grok Hebrew Verbs part 2 20171226 (PDF)
So You Want to Grok Hebrew Verbs part 2 20171226
Short file that discusses the different prefixed verb forms in Biblical Hebrew. More advanced. For those who want to know why the indicative, jussive, wayyiqtol forms sometimes look a little different.

Hebrew short vowel chart 20171226 (PDF)
Hebrew short vowel chart 20171226
The Hebrew short vowel chart which was originally developed by Cyrus Gordon who taught two of my major professors. Helps students explain and understand about 80% of all short vowels and short vowel changes in Biblical Hebrew.

Aramaic short vowel chart 201604 prefinal (PDF)
Aramaic short vowel chart 201604 prefinal
It occurred to me that if Cyrus Gordon could develop a short vowel chart for Biblical Hebrew perhaps one could develop a short vowel chart for Biblical Aramaic. So I did. My friend and teacher borrowed and adapted it and used it for teaching Biblical Aramaic.

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