Hebrew Reading Group

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



We will continue reading 1 Samuel, which we started last year.

2015 Text 2016 Text
Sep 17 1 Sam 13:1- Jan 7
Sep 24 Jan 14
Oct 1 Jan 21
Oct 8 Jan 28
Oct 15 Feb 4
Oct 22 no class Feb 11
Oct 29 Feb 18
Nov 5 Feb 25
Nov 12 Mar 3
Nov 19 Mar 10
Nov 26 Thanksgiving Mar 17
Dec 3 Mar 24
Dec 10 Mar 31
Dec 17 Apr 7
Apr 28
May 4 no class
May 11

Hebrew text (pdf): not yet ready.

NET Bible (pdf): not yet ready.

Audio files (mp3): 1 Samuel 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.

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.