Hebrew Reading Group

2015–2016
Led by Bernard Bell
Date: September 17 – May 11? [Thursdays]
Time: 7:00–8:30 am
Venue: Room 205, PBCC

 

Schedule

We will continue reading 1 Samuel, which we started last year.
Update: we will take a detour into the early chapters of Genesis, beginning at chapter 4 on Oct 29 (we read chapters 1-3 in March–May).

2015 Text 2016 Text
Sep 17 1 Sam 13:1-14 Jan 7 no class
Sep 24 13:15–14:5 Jan 14 Gen 6:5-16
Oct 1 14:6-16 Jan 21 Gen 6:17–7:16
Oct 8 14:17-27 Jan 28 Gen 7:17–8:7
Oct 15 14:28-45 Feb 4 Gen 8:8-22
Oct 22 no class Feb 11 Gen 9:1-17
Oct 29 Gen 4:1-8 Feb 18 Gen 9:18-29
Nov 5 Gen 4:9-10 Feb 25 no class
Nov 12 Gen 4:11-22 Mar 3 no class
Nov 19 Gen 4:23-26 Mar 10 no class
Nov 26 Thanksgiving Mar 17 Gen 10:1-20
Dec 3 Gen 5:1-27 Mar 24 Gen 10:21–11:4
Dec 10 Gen 5:28–6:4 Mar 31 Gen 11:5-26
Dec 17 no class Apr 7 Gen 11:27–12:9
Dec 24 CHRISTMAS BREAK Apr 14 Psalm 23
Dec 31 CHRISTMAS BREAK Apr 21 1 Sam 14:46–15:9
Apr 28 1 Sam 15:10-23
May 4 no class
May 11 1 Sam 15:24-35

Hebrew text (pdf): 1 Samuel | Genesis 1-11.

NET Bible (pdf): 1 Samuel | Genesis 1-11.

Audio files (mp3): 1 Samuel 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 | Genesis 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Other Handouts

Hebrew Verb Charts – a pdf document containing four charts: The Strong Verb, The Stem System, Verb Forms, Mechanical Parsing.

Hebrew 101: The first-year Hebrew class at PBCC 2008-09.

Helpful Internet Resources

NET Bible, fonts for NET Bible.

Audio files – mp3 files of the Hebrew text: the files that used to be hosted by Audio Scriptures International.

Orthodox Jewish Bible – translated by Dr. Phillip Goble of Artists for Israel International. All significant Hebrew words (or in the NT the Hebrew words lying behind the Greek ones) are transliterated rather than translated into English, so as to enhance recognition of significant words, themes and ideas. The entire Bible (both Tanakh and Brit Chadasha = New Testament) is available by individual chapter. In addition the Brit Chadasha (New Testament) is also available as a single pdf file.

Online bar/bat mitvah tutor – here you can hear the Hebrew text sung. Offered by World ORT, a Jewish educational site.

Unicode Texts: from Tyndale House (MT, LXX, GNT).

Unicode Fonts:

  • Tyndale House, Cambridge: Unicode Font Kit (uses Cardo).
  • SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics): SIL Ezra (Hebrew); Charis, Doulos, Gentium (3 fonts using multilingual Latin-based alphabets, useful for transliteration); I generally use Gentium Plus.
  • SBL (Society of Biblical Literature): SBL fonts: SBL Hebrew, SBL Greek, SBL BibLit.

iTanakh – a gateway to Internet resources for the study of the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible.