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Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

Biblical Hebrew -

Overview of the Grammar Section of Hebrew for Christians

This section is intended to help you become familiar with the rudiments of Biblical Hebrew so that you can:

  1. Familiarize yourself with Hebrew concepts and the Hebraic mindset that underlies the Scriptures (including the Brit Chadashah, or New Testament).
  2. Use Hebrew language tools in your study of the Bible.
  3. Become better acquainted with Jewish heritage and your inheritance as one "grafted in" to the Root (Messiah) of Israel (Romans 9-11).
  4. Remove the linguistic veil that separates your English translations from the original Scriptures (including plays on words, word origins, the use of acrostics, Jewish idioms, and word pictures).
  5. Deepen your appreciation and love for Israel and your shared destiny with God's original covenant people.
  6. Better discern various Messianic Jewish schools of thought and to more viably "test the spirits" to see if they are from God.
  7. Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the manifold wisdom and grace of God Almighty.

Related:

Why study Hebrew?

Basic Features of Hebrew

Word Studies

The Alphabet

  A Plea for Pastors

  Did Jesus really speak Hebrew?

If you are new to the study of Biblical Hebrew, you should first work through the "mechanics" of the language: the alphabet, the vowel marks, and the syllables (Units 1 through 3). After mastering this foundational material, you will be ready to read and pronounce Hebrew words! (Unit 4)

After learning the mechanics of the language, you can then directly begin studying Hebrew grammar (dikduk) and begin exploring the rich spiritual vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew (Units 5-10). You will also be equipped to perform rudimentary word studies, to recite the most common Hebrew blessings and prayers, and to take delight in meditating on aspects of the Scripture that might have eluded you had you not begun to dig deeper into the language.

May the Lord God of Israel, the Father of the blessed Mashiach (Messiah) Jesus, bless you as you seek to "study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).





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