Biblical Hebrew


Purpose Statement: The purpose this Hebrew Page is to help believers in the Messiah to learn to make practical use of the Old Testament in Hebrew for their spiritual and intellectual enlightenment.


 


Listen to Dr. Louis Tyler read the Shema.


Ruth in Hebrew

Here is Dr. Louis Tyler's marvelous oral rendition of Ruth from the Hebrew Bible. Ruth is a book often used as a basis for teaching the Hebrew Language. These mp3 files will prove very helpful to experienced scholars as well as beginning students. Order his audio recordings at Greek-Hebrew Audio. Click on the chapter you want to hear: Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4

J. Weingreen's Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew. This was the grammar that I studied with Mr. Richard Baggett back on 1974. It is free here. 

John Dobson's book Learn Biblical Hebrew. This is one of the best available book for beginners, especially those working without a teacher. The audio recording is excellent. Colin Smith has developed some Class Modules to go with Dobson's program. 

Doris Baker has written a program that makes learning the Hebrew alphabet easy: StoryBook Hebrew

Internet Resources 

This website is especially good for learning Hebrew: Hebrew4Christians

Biblical Hebrew A Student Grammar (Draft Copy) 2009 by John A. Cook and Robert D. Holmstedt. 

Here is a simple site for learning the letters and vowels: Learn to Read Hebrew.

Here is audio for the entire Hebrew Bible Old Testament

The Academy of Ancient Languages also has a recording of the O. T in Hebrew

Here is another site for listening to the Hebrew O. T.

Hebrew-English Interlinear Bible

Emanuel Tov, Ph.D. Note especially his two lengthy articles on "Scribal Practices and Approaches Reflected in the Texts Found in the Judean Desert." The articles are under the "Publications" tab. 

W. L. Roy, 1846. A Complete Hebrew Critical and Pronouncing Dictionary

Edward Robinson's 1844 A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament

T. J. Conant's 1853 translation of Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar. I believe the original translation was 1839.

Joana Julia Greswell Grammatical Analysis of the Hebrew Psalter. A very helpful aid to reading Psalms in Hebrew. 

Isaac Nordheimer's 1842 (Second Editon) A Critical Grammar of the Hebrew Language

W. R. Harper's 1885, 1921 Elements of Hebrew by an Inductive Method.

Charles Prospero Fagnani (1903) A Primer of Hebrew. This was designed for people studying Hebrew without a teacher. It was something of a preparation for Davis' Hebrew Grammar. 

S. R. Driver 1890 Notes on the Hebrew Text of the Book of Samuel.

Thomas H. Weir 1899 A Short History of the Hebrew Text of the Old Testament.

T. H. Horne MDCCCXXXIII A Compendious Introduction to the Study of the Bible. See the section on Hebrew.

Samuel Angus 1873 THE BIBLE HANDBOOK: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF SACRED SCRIPTURES.

Bishop Robert Lowth's 1829 Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews

Robert Lowth 1824 Isaiah: A New Translation with a Preliminary Disseration and Notes, Critical, Philological, and Explanatory

Moses Stuart 1824 Hebrew Grammar with a Copious Syntax and Praxis

Moses Stuart 1850 A Commontary on the Book of Daniel. 

For those interested, here is A Discourse Delivered at the Funeral of Professor Moses Stuart

Moses Stuart 1842 Hints on the Interpretation of Prophecy 

Moses Stuart 1852 A Commentary on the book of Proverbs

Moses Stuart 1852 A Commentary on Ecclesiates

Moses Stuart 1828 A Commentary on the Book of Hebrews 

A. B. Davidson 1904 Theology of the Old Testament 

William Henry Green 1895 Unity of the Book of Genesis. Students interested in learning more about W. H. Green will find a rich treasure of information by reading, Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Appointment of W. H. Green

William Henry Green 1863 .The Pentetuch Vidicated from the Aspersions of Bishop Colenso

William Henry Green 1895 The Higher Criticism of the Pentatuch

William Henry Green 1899 General Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon 

William Henry Green 1891 The Argument of the Book of Job Unfolded

William Henry Green 1889 A Grammar of the Hebrew Language

William Henry Green 1871 Elementary Hebrew Grammar with Reading and Writing Lessons with Vocabularies. 

Joseph Lewis Potter 1877 An English-Hebrew Lexicon Being a Complete Verbal Index to Gesenius' Hebrew Lexicon. Note: This is an English to Hebrew Index. 

J. G. Murphy 1867 Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Genesis

The 1881 Revised Version of the Bible. To go with this see The Old Testament Revision: A Handbook for English Readers. by Alexander Roberts (1882).

George Rice Hovey 1902 A Hebrew Word-Book for Study and Class-Room

S. G. Green 1901 Handbook to Old Testament Hebrew 

 J. W. McGarvey 1982 The Authorship of Deuteronomy 

R. Dick Wilson 1922 Is the Higher Criticism Scholarly

James Orr 1907 The Problem of the Old Testament with Special Reference to Recent Criticism. Here is a review of Orr's book in the 1907 Princeton Theological Review by John D. Davis. The review conveniently summarizes the  book. 

John Howard Raven 1906 Old Testament Introduction: General and Special. Conservative. Here is a short review by John D. Davis in the 1907 Princeton Theological Review

W. H. Vibbert 1876 A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Text; for the Use of Beginners. A superb introductory text with many attractive features for beginners. 

S. P. Tregelles 15th. ed., 1911 Hebrew Reading Lessons Consisting of the First Four Chapters of the Book of Genesis and the Eight Chapter of Proverbs with Grammatical Praxis and Interlineary Translation. A very handy book for getting in some Hebrew reading practice. 

A. B. Davidson's 1901 Introductory Hebrew Grammar with Progressive Exercises for Reading and Writing. F. W. Danker tells us, "Beginners in Hebrew Grammar have found Andrew Bruce Davidson's An Introductory Hebrew Grammar (Edinburgh 1884), 25th. ed. rev. John Mauchline (1962), useful for grasping the inner consistency and logic of the language. The book is conveniently arranged for self-instruction. A companion volume, Hebrew Syntax, first appeared in 1894. The third ed. (Edinburgh, 1901) has been reprinted frequently. 

Gesenius Hebrew Grammar (1898). A standard work. 

Hebrew Vocabularies (1882) W. R. Harper. Word frequency lists. 

William Henry Lowe (1882) Hebrew Student's Commentary on Zechariah: Hebrew and LXX. A handy book for students wanting to read a Hebrew text. He also wrote a concise Hebrew Grammar

The Psalter of the Great Bible 1539  by John Earlie. A masterful and penetrating study into the history of the Psalter. 

Enoch S. Price 1922 The Elements of Hebrew. A very nice little introduction. 

"From Bishop Ussher to Edwin R. Thiele" (1980)  Sigfried H. Horn. A short paper of Thiele's contribution to Biblical Chronology. Also see Rodger C. Young's "Three Verifications of Thiele's Date for the Beginning of the Divided Kingdom".  (2007)

J. S. Perowne The Book of Psalms; A New Translation, with Introductions and Notes Explanatory and Critical (1870). Well worth consulting. 

F. C. Cook (Ed.) Speaker's Commentary

Vol. 1. Genesis through Exodus

Vol. 4:  Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Eccl. 

Vol. 5: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations


Libros en español


J. J. Braun (1867) GRÁMATICA HEBREA 


                                                             Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross 

Here some Online resources for students studying Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross. For one thing, it is a part of the Accordance Bible Study package. There are a lot of of excellent Online resources available for those studying on their own with this text. 

1. YouTube Lectures 

2. Answer Key 

3. Hebrew Vocabulary Videos 

4. Vocabulary Supplement 



This Page was launched on 10/23/04 with the prayer that it will bring believers closer to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.