Below I provide handouts used in my Elem Hebrew course. Generally, I present these in tandem with Alan Ross’ introductory grammar, Introducing Biblical Hebrew (IBH). However, sometimes I depart from Ross (for ex., I don’t treat vocal shewa as a vowel, and consequently my syllable divisions will differ from Ross).
Historical Hebrew Vowel Chart DRILL SHEET (you can use this for drilling the vowels into your memory)
Perfect Verb Personal Endings PRACTICE SHEET (you can use this for drilling just the endings of the perfect conjugation–without thinking about the internal vowel pointing for the Qal perfect)
Qal Perfect Paradigm DRILL SHEET (you can use this for drilling both the endings of the perfect conjugation AND the internal vowel pointing for the Qal perfect, using the consonants of the verb פקד)
Hebrew Verb Personal Endings HANDOUT (inflectional prefixes/suffixes boxes handout)
Hebrew Verb Personal Endings PRACTICE SHEET (you can use this for drilling the suffixes and prefixes on the verb “boxes”)
INFC Forms (Qal infinitive construct)
INFA FORMS (Qal infinitive absolute)
Qal Strong Verb Paradigm PRACTICE SHEET VERSION 1 (This is a “tree-saver” sheet that allows you to drill the entire paradigm six times on one handout; the forms are arranged in a *single* column according to the verb paradigms in the back of Ross.)
Qal Strong Verb Paradigm PRACTICE SHEET VERSION 2 (This is arranged in the typical order that Dr. Marshall’s other verb handouts follow: singular forms in column one, plural forms in column two. It allows you to drill the entire Qal paradigm one time on one handout, but the arrangement is familiar since it corresponds to the “boxes” handout. Use either one for drilling.)
In the last part of Hebrew II, if time permits, we will read some sections of Genesis in class. Below I provide some helps with parsing weak verbs that we have not covered yet. As well, there is a handout on how to organize your notes as you study the verses. You will only complete this type of HW if it is assigned.