Hebrew Reading Group

2014–2015
Led by Bernard Bell
Date: September 18 – May 21 [Thursdays]
Time: 7:00–8:30 am
Venue: Room 205, PBCC

 

Schedule

We will start reading 1 Samuel; this will no doubt be a multi-year project.

2014 Text 2015 Text
Sep 11 no class Jan 8
Sep 18 1 Sam 1:1-10 Jan 15
Sep 25 1 Sam 1:11-25 Jan 22
Oct 2 1 Sam 1:26-2:6 Jan 29
Oct 9 no class Feb 5
Oct 16 no class Feb 12
Oct 23 1 Sam 2:7-17 Feb 19
Oct 30 1 Sam 2:18- Feb 26
Nov 6 Mar 5
Nov 13 Mar 12
Nov 20 Mar 19
Nov 27 Thanksgiving Mar 26
Dec 4 Apr 2
Dec 11 Apr 9
Dec 18 CHRISTMAS BREAK Apr 16
Dec 25 CHRISTMAS BREAK Apr 23
Jan 1 CHRISTMAS BREAK Apr 30
May 7
May 14
May 21

Hebrew text (pdf): not yet ready.

NET Bible (pdf): not yet ready.

Audio files (mp3): 1 Samuel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

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.