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. 

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