Hebrew Reading Group: 1 & 2 Samuel

Hebrew Reading Group: 1 & 2 Samuel

Hebrew Reading Group

2018–2019: 1 & 2 Samuel
Led by Bernard Bell
Date: September 20, 2018 – May 23, 2019 [Thursdays]
Time: 7:00–8:30 am
Venue: The Library, PBCC

Schedule

We will resume reading 1 Samuel at chapter 29, and continue into 2 Samuel.

Fall 2018 Winter-Spring 2019
Date Text Date Text
Sep 20 1 Sam 29:1-3 Jan 3
Sep 27 29:4-11 Jan 10
Oct 4 30:1-17 Jan 17
Oct 11 30:18–31:3 Jan 24
Oct 18 31:4-13 Jan 31
Oct 25 no class Feb 7
Nov 1 2 Sam 1:1-12 Feb 14
Nov 8 no class Feb 21
Nov 15 1:13-22 Feb 28
Nov 22 no class: Thanksgiving Mar 7
Nov 29 1:23- Mar 14
Dec 6 Mar 21
Dec 13 Mar 28
Dec 20 CHRISTMAS BREAK Apr 4
Dec 27 CHRISTMAS BREAK Apr 11
Apr 18
Apr 25
May 2 no class
May 9

Text of 1 Samuel (pdf): Hebrew | NET Bible | Bernard’s discourse layout.
2 Samuel (pdf): Hebrew | NET Bible.

Audio files (mp3): 1 Samuel 29, 30, 31.
2 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.