Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1


Course Outline

Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1 is the first part of a two-course series designed to introduce you to the Hebrew language of the Old Testament.


Using the best inductive and deductive approaches to classical language, Basics of Biblical Hebrew uses actual examples from the Hebrew Old Testament rather than made-up illustrations and emphasizes understanding the structural pattern of the Hebrew language rather than rote memorization.


Designed for self-learners and academic students looking to refresh their knowledge of Hebrew, this course is supported by the best-selling textbook Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar.


All course material—instructional videos, readings, practice exercises, quizzes, and vocabulary review—is available online for study at your own convenience.

By completing this course, you'll gain:

  • a firm grasp on the building blocks of Old Testament Hebrew, including the Hebrew alphabet, numerical system, pronunciation, and punctuation
  • foundational knowledge of Hebrew nouns, prepositions, adjectives, pronouns, and other parts of speech
  • an introduction to Hebrew verb forms
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and cutting-edge vocabulary building tools

Course Instructors

Gary D. Pratico

Th.D., Harvard Divinity School


Gary D. Pratico is professor of Old Testament and director of the Hebrew language program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been teaching Hebrew for nearly thirty years. 


Miles Van Pelt

Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Miles Van Pelt is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Director of Summer Institute for Biblical Languages, and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.

Course Outline

1.   Hebrew Alphabet and Hebrew Vowels

2.  Syllabification and Pronunciation

3.  Hebrew Nouns

4.  Definite Article and Conjunction Waw

5.  Hebrew Prepositions

6.  Hebrew Adjectives

7.   Hebrew Pronouns

8.  Hebrew Pronominal Suffixes

9.  MIDTERM EXAM


10.  Hebrew Construct Chain

11.   Hebrew Numbers

12.  Introduction to Hebrew Verbs

13.  Qal Perfect – Strong

14.  Qal Perfect – Weak

15.  Qal Imperfect – Strong

16.  Qal Imperfect – Weak

17.  Waw Consecutive

18.  FINAL EXAM

Course Textbook and Resources

This Course is based on the book Basics of Biblical Hebrew by Gary D. Pratico and Miles Van Pelt. While taking this course, you will have online access to most of this book's contents. However, if you want off line access or want this book in your personal library as a long-term reference, you may purchase it by clicking on the button to the right which will link you to amazon.ca. 


In addition to the course textbook, a variety of supplementary learning aids are available for this course including a workbook and audio of Hebrew vocabulary.


Clearwater College is a participant in the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.ca. When you purchase from amazon.ca by linking through our website, Clearwater College receives a referral fee not only for this book, but also for any other purchases during your session on Amazon after linking through our site.

Textbook - Hardcover

Workbook - Paperback

Audio of Hebrew Vocabulary


Course Details

Basics of Biblical Hebrew 1

by Gary D. Pratico and Miles Van Pelt


16 Units, Self-paced

18.5 Hours of Video

12 Months of Access to All Online Course Content

3 Credits toward a Certificate, Diploma or Degree

Support by a Clearwater College Professor


Cost: $510 CAN

Basics of Biblical Hebrew 2


Course Description

Basics of Biblical Hebrew 2 is the second part of a two-course series designed to introduce you to the Hebrew language of the Old Testament.


Using the best inductive and deductive approaches to classical language, Basics of Biblical Hebrew uses actual examples from the Hebrew Old Testament rather than made-up illustrations and emphasizes understanding the structural pattern of the Hebrew language rather than rote memorization.


Designed for self-learners and academic students looking to refresh their knowledge of Hebrew, this course is supported by the best-selling textbook Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar.


All course material—instructional videos, readings, practice exercises, quizzes, and vocabulary review—is available online for study at your own convenience.

By completing this course, you'll gain:

  • the foundational knowledge required to begin studying the Old Testament in its original Hebrew
  • deeper familiarity with and knowledge of the building blocks of classical Hebrew, including sentence syntax
  • more extensive knowledge of Hebrew verbs and their various forms
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools

Course Instructors

Gary D. Pratico

Th.D., Harvard Divinity School


Gary D. Pratico is professor of Old Testament and director of the Hebrew language program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been teaching Hebrew for nearly thirty years. 


Miles Van Pelt

Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Miles Van Pelt is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Director of Summer Institute for Biblical Languages, and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.

Course Outline

1.   Qal Imperative, Cohortative, Jussive

2.  Pronominal Suffixes on Verbs

3.  Qal Infinitive [Construct and Absolute]

4.  Qal Participle

5.  Issues of Sentence Syntax

6.  Niphal – Strong

7.   Niphal – Weak

8.  Piel – Strong

9.  MIDTERM EXAM


10.  Piel – Weak

11.   Pual – Strong

12.  Pual – Weak

13.  Hiphil – Strong

14.  Hiphil – Weak

15.  Hophal – Strong and Weak

16.  Hitphael – Strong and Weak

17.  Conclusion

18.  FINAL EXAM

Course Textbook and Resources

This Course is based on the book Basics of Biblical Hebrew by Gary D. Pratico and Miles Van Pelt. While taking this course, you will have online access to most of this book's contents. However, if you want off line access or want this book in your personal library as a long-term reference, you may purchase it by clicking on the button to the right which will link you to amazon.ca. 


In addition to the course textbook, a variety of supplementary learning aids are available for this course including a workbook and audio of Hebrew vocabulary.


Clearwater College is a participant in the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.ca. When you purchase from amazon.ca by linking through our website, Clearwater College receives a referral fee not only for this book, but also for any other purchases during your session on Amazon after linking through our site.

Textbook - Hardcover

Workbook - Paperback

Audio of Hebrew Vocabulary


Course Details

Basics of Biblical Hebrew 2

by Gary D. Pratico and Miles Van Pelt


16 Units, Self-paced

18.5 Hours of Video

12 Months of Access to All Online Course Content

3 Credits toward a Certificate, Diploma or Degree

Support by a Clearwater College Professor


Cost: $510 CAN

Hebrew for the Rest of Us


Course Description

The Hebrew for the Rest of Us course equips English-only readers with enough Hebrew to work with the Old Testament in its original language and to make sense of commentaries and other study resources that use Hebrew.


It aims specifically to guide students in understanding (1) why translations differ, (2) how to do Hebrew word studies, (3) the basics of Hebrew exegesis, and (4) how to read more advanced Old Testament commentaries with greater understanding.

By completing this course, you'll gain:

  • familiarity with the Hebrew alphabet and how to read and write Old Testament Hebrew
  • a basic grasp of Old Testament Hebrew grammar
  • insight into how to employ Hebrew-language Bible study tools
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and personalized review sessions that include award-winning memory building tools

Course Instructor

Lee M. Fields

Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College


Lee M. Fields is a trained Hebrew scholar with a PhD from Hebrew Union College. He is Professor of Bible and Theology at Mid-Atlantic Christian University (formerly Roanoke Bible College), in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Course Outline

1.    It Doesn’t Look Like Greek to Me -The Hebrew Alphabet

2.   Whose Language is Dead? -The History of Hebrew

3.   Get the Point? -The Hebrew Vowels

4.   Canon, Text, and Versions

5.   Getting to the Root of the Matter -Hebrew Word Roots

6.   “Yes, Virginia, There Are … Clauses” 

7.    Wow! -The Conjunction Waw and Friends

8.   Prepositions Come Before

9.   What’s in a Name? -Overview of Nominals

10.  Be Sure You Read This! -The Article

11.   A Tale of Two States -Case Functions


12.   An Apt Description -Adjectives

13.   Where the Action Is -Overview of Verbs

14.   When the Perfect Comes -Perfect Forms

15.   There’s Nothing Wrong with …""Imperfect Forms

16.   Where There’s a Will, There are … Volitional Forms

17.    To Infinitives and Beyond! -Infinitives & Participles

18.   What Do You Mean? -Hebrew Word Studies

19.   Tools of the Trade -Books in Paper and Electronic Form

20.  If It’s Not Poetry, It’s … Hebrew Prose

21.   It May Not Rhyme, But It’s Still … Hebrew Poetry

Course Textbook

This Course is based on the book Hebrew for the Rest of Us: Using Hebrew Tools without Mastering Biblical Hebrew by Lee M. Fields. While taking this course, you will have online access to most of this book's contents. However, if you want off line access or want this book in your personal library as a long-term reference, you may purchase it by clicking on the button to the right which will link you to amazon.ca. 


Clearwater College is a participant in the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.ca. When you purchase from amazon.ca by linking through our website, Clearwater College receives a referral fee not only for this book, but also for any other purchases during your session on Amazon after linking through our site.

Paperback

Kindle


Course Details

Hebrew for the Rest of Us

by Lee M. Fields


Units, Self-paced

9 Hours of Video

12 Months of Access to All Online Course Content

3 Credits toward a Certificate, Diploma or Degree

Support by a Clearwater College Professor


Cost: $510 CAN