Biblical Hebrew 2 Textbook
Biblical Hebrew 2 takes students who can pronounce and write the alef-bet through to two years of high school foreign language credit and reading Scripture in Hebrew.
Besides the grammar and vocabulary necessary to read most of the Hebrew Bible, Biblical Hebrew 2 offers tools and background for a lifetime of vibrant and practical Bible study: you will find engaging explorations of manuscript history and reliability, Hebrew wordplay, archaeological discoveries, challenges and methods of translation, Hebrew's modern revival in Israel, Biblical poetry, the Talmud, Jewish Bible study traditions, textual criticism, literary devices, how to conduct a contextual word study using Hebrew, and more.
This text is designed to follow Biblical Hebrew: A Homeschool Primer and to be accompanied by the Biblical Hebrew 2 Workbook and its answer key. The workbook provides daily exercises in reading, understanding, and translating Biblical Hebrew. The answer key is a full-size, completed workbook to make checking work quick and easy.
Here is a high school level, Christian course for lifelong learning from God's word designed for families and schools. Students learn to read scripture in Hebrew. The course will take 2 years when using the primer as year 1, the equivalent of 2 high school foreign language credits. In Year 1, your student will use the primer as a text and the annotations as the teacher guide, which includes an audio CD of 11 traditional Hebrew songs. Show & Tell is a DVD supplement to the primer and has stories from history and tradition with photos of places, wildlife in Israel, Biblical sites, art and artifacts, pronunciation of each lesson and an audiovisual flashcard review. A copywork book is also used at level 1 and works on translation as well as writing. Year 2 has a text, workbook, and workbook answer key. You will use the songs from level 1 in level 2. While I cannot read any Hebrew, I can tell there is grammar and vocabulary in both levels as you would find in any foreign language, working towards fluency. I like the audio component for pronunciation since it opens up the language to those who may not already know some Hebrew. The primer begins with the alphabet and shows how the characters evolved from Egyptian symbols in some cases. Letter names are spelled out in a way that makes them easy to pronounce and writing practice is part of every lesson. This is really interesting and would add something more to studying scripture. ~ Sara