Hebrew Grammar F17-S18 (Founders-TES)

When I’m not teaching at Houston Baptist University, I’m privileged to serve at Founders Baptist Church in a variety of pastoral roles, one of which includes training our men for leadership and ministry. This year I get to walk our men (and others who partner with us through TES) through Elementary Hebrew on Thursday mornings.  Below are some links to the materials that we’re using.

Textbook: Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross

Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross: Here

Ross Homework Keys: Here

Ross Audio Files: Here

Course Handouts: Here

Restricted Access (only for those enrolled in class)

External Website for Lectures on Ross:  http://www.animatedhebrew.com/oldsite/index.html

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ASSIGNMENT PREP DUE DATES: [note: assignments will be ordered so that the most recent one appears on top]

Due Thur, Dec 14:

[1] Complete quizzes on Lessons 14 & 15. [2] Listen to my lecture materials on Ross Lesson 16. Click here to access the YouTube playlist.  NOTE: You do not need to listen to the animatedhebrew lecture. [3] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 16 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [4] We will go over Lesson 16 HW during the first half of class, and drill thoroughly over that chapter material. During the second half of class, you will take the Final Exam (it will go up through Lesson 16).

Due Thur, Dec 7:

[1] Complete quizzes on Lessons 12 & 13. [2] Listen to my lecture materials on Ross Lessons 14 and 15. Click here to access the YouTube playlist.  [3] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 14 & 15 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Thur, Nov 30:

 [1] Bring your completed quiz on Lesson 11. [2] Bring your homework assignments for Ross Lessons 12-13; we will go over this HW today. [3] Read Ross Lesson 14.

Due Thur, Nov 16:

NO CLASS (Dr. M sick). Here’s what I want you to do over this week instead of meeting for class. [1] Complete quiz on Lesson 11. [2] Listen to my lecture materials on Ross Lessons 12 and 13. Click here to access the YouTube playlist.  [3] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 12-13 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Thur, Nov 9:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lecture on Lesson 12.   [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 12 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  Note: make sure you have completed all Lesson 11 HW, as we’ll go over that in the first part of class. [3] Complete quiz on Lesson 10. [4] Complete Midterm at home by Saturday, Nov 11 and upload into the dropbox.

Due Thur, Nov 2:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lecture on Lesson 11.   [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 11 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  Note: make sure you have completed all Lesson 10 HW, as we’ll go over that in the first part of class. [3] Complete quiz on Lesson 9.

Due Thur, Oct 24:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lecture on Lesson 10.   [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 10 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Thur, Oct 17:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 9 and Lesson 10.   [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 9 & 10 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Complete quiz on Lesson 8.

Due Thur, Oct 10:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 8 and Lesson 9.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 8 & 9 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Complete quiz on Lesson 7.

Due Thur, Oct 4:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures Lesson 7 & Lesson 8. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 7 & 8 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Complete quiz on Lesson 6.

Due Thur, Sept 28:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 6Lesson 7.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 6 & 7 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Complete quizzes on Lessons 4 & 5.

Due Thur, Sept 21:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 5 & Lesson 6.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 5 & 6 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Complete quiz on Lesson 3. Bring quiz to class; we will go over answers at beginning of session. I will have you circle incorrect answers and correct them in class; then you will upload them into the dropbox. [4] Bring Lesson 4 HW to class. I will give you an opportunity for any final questions on Lesson 4 before we tackle Lesson 5.

Due Thur, Sept 7:

[1] This week we will catch up on Lessons 4 & 5, which you were assigned to complete last week. [2] So, if you haven’t already, please complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 4 & 5 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Complete quiz on Lesson 2. Bring quiz to class; we will go over answers at beginning of session. I will have you circle incorrect answers and correct them in class; then you will upload them into the dropbox.

Due Thur, Aug 31:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lecture on Lesson 5.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 5 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) [make sure you have Lessons 3-4 completed].  [3] Prepare for quiz on Lesson 2.

Due Thur, Aug 24:

[1] Listen on animatedhebrew.com: Lectures on Lesson 3 & Lesson 4.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 3 & 4 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Make sure that you have completed all Lesson 1 & 2 HW; we will go over any questions in class this Thursday before diving into Lessons 3-4. [4] Prepare for 2 quizzes: one on the Hebrew Alphabet, and one on Lesson 1  (providing the proper English and Hebrew transliterations of words/letters).

Due Thursday, Aug 17: Below is the assignment to complete BEFORE our first class meeting on Thursday, Aug 17. (Please do exactly what these instructions say to do in preparation for our first class session together.

Syllabus: Download and read through it carefully. Contact Pastor Marshall if you don’t have it.

 Listen/watch on http://www.animatedhebrew.com/oldsite/index.html:  Click here on Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 to view and listen to these two lectures on youtube.

 Reading: 

Textbook: IBH (Ross’s textbook, Introducing Biblical Hebrew): Lessons 1-2

Course handouts:  [1] Alphabet and Transliteration; [2] Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet (use for memorizing); [3] Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart ; [4] Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet; [5] Hebrew Syllables

Memorization: [1] Hebrew Alphabet (pronunciation of letters; names of letters; order; how to write letters; see my Handout called “Alphabet and Transliteration”). [2] Here is a link to the Hebrew Alphabet Song that I like to teach my beginning Hebrew students (to the tune of “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music movie). Please listen to this and sing along with it as you study the Hebrew letters in order. Click here. [3] Hebrew vowels: memorize the name, symbol, and pronunciation for each vowel and its place in the vowel chart.

Written Assignments:

[1]  Practice writing the Hebrew alphabet with English transliteration in order.  I suggest doing this at least 5 times or more, until you have mastered it. To do this, use my handout “Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet.”

[2]  Complete IBH 1.8 exercises, sections A (1-12) and B (1-3).

[3]  Practice writing the Simplified Hebrew Vowels Chart]. I suggest doing this at least 5 times or more, until you have mastered it. To do this, use my handout  Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet.

[4] Complete IBH 2.10 exercises, sections A (1-4), B (1-5), and part of C (just divide the syllables of the words in section A [not section B!] and label above each syllable “o” for open, “c” for closed).

Note:  for your assistance, I have uploaded audio files in WAV format where I read the vocab words, some of the exercises, and some of the grammatical information in each of the chapters of Ross.  Listening to these can greatly help you with your homework. Look above and click on the link called “Ross (IBH) Audio Files.” Note well: I used to pronounce the 6th letter of the alphabet as “wow”; I now pronounce it as “vav.” Please be aware of this, since the recordings reflect my older pronunciation.

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