Ancient Hebrew


Aleppo codex: Josh. 1:1

This page offers a brief overview of the course in classical (biblical) Hebrew. Classes in classical Hebrew are offered to any interested party. They are held once a week here in Baldivis, WA. Contact me via this website to apply.

Hebrew may only be taken when at least one year of Greek (preferably two) has been completed. The Hebrew class spreads the study of A. B. Davidson’s Introductory Hebrew Grammar (26th ed.) over two years. All the exercises, including those in reverse translation and pointing, are worked through. These exercises are not infrequently to be completed in both Greek and Hebrew to highlight and contrast the way in which the grammar of the respective languages works. Note that as of 2020 we will switching to the grammar of Cook and Holmstedt.

Vocabulary Aids

Flashcards (courtesy of Rodney den Boer)

Digital memory cards for Anki (courtesy of Rodney den Boer)

Anki cards: Davidson 2929-3031, 323334, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

Vocabulary list for Davidson chaps 8-30


Ernst Jenni on the Piel in Hebrew

Ernst Jenni on the Niphal and Hithpael in Hebrew

Textual Notes

Readings in Genesis

The Laws from the Book of the Covenant (Exod. 20:22 – 23:19)

Leviticus 24:10-23

Numbers 5:11-31

King Asa (2 Chron. 14-16)

Psalm 15

Psalm 20

Psalm 32

Psalm 48

Psalm 62

Psalm 100

Psalm 110

Psalm 121

Psalm 130

Psalm 132

Psalm 133