Hebrew Grammar I (Fall 2017) & II (Spring 2018) HBU

This year I’m teaching Elementary Hebrew here at Houston Baptist University on MWF (4-4:50pm).  Here are some links to the materials that we’re using for the course.

Syllabus: Get it on the Blackboard course management system homepage for this course.

Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross: Here

Ross Homework Keys: Here

Ross Audio Files: Here

Course Handouts: Here

Dr. Marshall’s Ross Chapter Lectures (recordings are being made Fall 2017 and Spring 2018): Click here to access my YouTube playlist.

Restricted Access (only for those enrolled in class)

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

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 30, May 2 & 4:

MON: [1] Vocab Quiz on Lessons 34-35. [2] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lesson 36 on youtube (click here to access it on my YouTube playlist). [2] Download the Handout for this lecture and write/take notes as you watch. The Handout will be accessible at the youtube link. [3] Complete all the requirements for Ross Lesson 36 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

WED: [1] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation videos on Lesson 37 on youtube (click here to access it on my YouTube playlist). [2] Download the Handout for this lecture and write/take notes as you watch. The Handout will be accessible at the youtube link. [3] Complete all the requirements for Ross Lesson 37 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

UPDATE: Here’s the HANDOUT: “Doubly Weak Verbs, Ross 37”, https://biblicallanguages.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/doubly-weak-verbs-ross-37.pdf

FRI: [1] Vocab Quiz on Lessons 36-37. [2] Finish going over HW questions for Lesson 37.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 23, 25, & 27:

MON: [1] Vocab Quiz on Lessons 32-33. [2] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lesson 34 (2 parts) on youtube (click here to access it on my YouTube playlist). [2] Download the Handout for this lecture and write/take notes as you watch: Weak Verbs, I-Nun , Ross 34 (if the link doesn’t work, click here: https://biblicallanguages.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/weak-verbs-i-nun-ross-34.pdf). [3] Complete all the requirements for Ross Lesson 34 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

WED: [1] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation videos on Lesson 35 on youtube (click here to access it on my YouTube playlist). [2] Download the Handout for this lecture and write/take notes as you watch. The Handout will be accessible at the youtube link. [3] Complete all the requirements for Ross Lesson 35 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

FRI: [1] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation videos on Lesson 36 on youtube (click here to access it on my YouTube playlist). [2] Download the Handout for this lecture and write/take notes as you watch. The Handout will be accessible at the youtube link. [3] Complete all the requirements for Ross Lesson 36 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  Finish going over Lesson 35 HW.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 16, 18, & 20:

MON: [1] We will complete our review of HW for Lesson 32. [2] Read Ross Lesson 33 to prepare for Dr. Marshall lecture.

WED: Dr. M continue lecture.

FRI: [1] Listen to the rest of Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lesson 33 on youtube (click here to access it on my YouTube playlist). [2] Download the Handout for this lecture and write/take notes as you watch (if you don’t have it): Weak Verbs, Gutts in Derived Stems , Ross 33 (if the link doesn’t work, click here:  https://biblicallanguages.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/weak-verbs-gutts-in-derived-stems-ross-33.pdf). [3] Complete all the requirements for Ross Lesson 33 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 9, 11, & 13:

MON: [1] Complete all the requirements for Ross Lesson 31 (and 30 if you have not finished them; see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). We will spend the whole hour discussing HW. [2] If you missed my presentation on Ross Lesson 31, then click here to access it on my YouTube playlist; download the Handout here: Hophal Stem Handout.

WED: [1] Quiz on Lessons 30-31. As with the Piel/Pual, this is a combined quiz on the Hiphil and Hophal stems. [2] Dr. M will begin to present Ross Lesson 32.

FRI: [1] Listen to the rest of Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lesson 32 on youtube (click here to access it on my YouTube playlist). [2] Download the Handout for this lecture and write/take notes as you watch (if you don’t have it): Weak Verbs, Gutts in Qal, Ross 32 (if the link doesn’t work, click here: https://biblicallanguages.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/weak-verbs-gutts-in-qal-ross-32.pdf). [3] Complete all the requirements for Ross Lesson 32 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 2, 4, & 6:

MON: Discuss Ross Lesson 29 HW.

WED: [1] Quiz on Lesson 29. [2] Read Lesson 30; Dr. M will begin discussing.

FRI: [1] Listen to the rest of Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lesson 30 (Hiphil stem) on youtube. There are 2 parts to watch; start at 11:50 in Part 1 to begin where we left off.  [2] Download the Handout for this lecture and write/take notes as you watch (if you don’t have it): Hiphil Stem Handout (if the link doesn’t work, click here: https://biblicallanguages.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/hithpael-stem-handout.pdf). [3] Complete all the requirements for Ross Lesson 30 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). Don’t forget the Drill Sheet (“Lesson 30 Drills”)!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 26, 28, & 30:

MON: [1] Quiz on Lessons 27-28. [2] Read Lesson 29.

WED: [1] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lesson 29 on youtube. There are 2 parts to watch.  [2] Download the Handout for this lecture and write/take notes as you watch: Hithpael Stem Handout (if the link doesn’t work, click here: https://biblicallanguages.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/hithpael-stem-handout.pdf). [3] Complete all the requirements for Ross Lesson 29 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). Don’t forget the Drill Sheet (“Lesson 29 Drills”)!

FRI: NO CLASS: Good Friday Holiday! Quiz on Lesson 29 on the Monday after Easter.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 19, 21, & 23:

MON: [1] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lessons 27-28 on youtube. There are 3 parts to watch.  [2] Download the Handout for this lecture and write/take notes as you watch: Piel Pual Stem Handout (if the link doesn’t work, click here: https://biblicallanguages.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/piel-pual-stem-handout.pdf). NOTE: there is no written HW for Monday–but you must watch the presentations in order for us to use our time profitably. In class we will work through the Lesson 27-28 Drill Sheet together.

WED: Complete all the other requirements for Ross Lessons 27-28 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lessons 27-28. [2] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lesson 29 on youtube. Dr. M was sick–no class.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 12, 14, & 16: Nothing! Enjoy your spring break!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 5, 7, & 9:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 25. [2] Read Ross Lesson 26.

WED: [1] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lesson 26 on youtube. [2] Complete all the other requirements for Ross Lesson 26 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 26. [2] Read Ross Lessons 27-28.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 26, 28, & Mar 2:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 24. [2] Read Ross Lesson 25. [3] Submit Part 1 of Midterm (the take-home portion of your memory-work for the Qal paradigm of all conjugation patterns).

WED: [1] Complete all the other requirements for Ross Lesson 25 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lesson 25 on youtube.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 25. [2] Read Ross Lesson 26.  Complete all Lesson 25 HW.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 19, 21, & Feb 23:

MON: [1] Complete remaining HW for Lesson 23 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Read Ross Lesson 24.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 23. [2] Complete drill sheet on 24: Lesson 24 Drills Perfect Verb (here’s the key: Lesson 24 Drills Perfect Verb Answer Key). [3] Listen to Dr. Marshall’s presentation on Lesson 24 on youtube.

FRI: [1] Complete all the other requirements for Ross Lesson 24 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Read Ross Lesson 25.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 12, 14, & 16:

MON: [1] Complete all the other requirements for Ross Lesson 22 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 22 as needed (click here to access my YouTube playlist). [3] Read Lesson 23.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 22. [2] Complete drill sheet on 23: Lesson 23 Drills (here’s the key: Lesson 23 Drills Answer Key). [3] Dr. M will lecture on rest of Lesson 23 if we didn’t finish on Mon.

FRI: Complete remaining HW for Lesson 23 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 5, 7, & 9:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 20. [2] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 21 (click here to access my YouTube playlist). Read/study the chapter. [3] In class we will begin completing the Drill Sheet (Lesson 21 Drills). If we don’t complete it, then finish it for HW and check your answers using Lesson 21 Drills Answer Key.

WED: Complete all remaining requirements for Ross Lesson 21 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). NOTE: Review the video presentation as needed.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 21. [2] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 22 (click here to access my YouTube playlist). Read/study the chapter. [3] Complete only the Ch. 22 Drill sheet for Friday: Lesson 22 Drills (we will go over these in class after quiz; here’s the key: Lesson 22 Drills Answer Key).  [NOTE: you will complete all the other requirements for Ross Lesson 22 on Monday next week (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).]

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Jan 29, 31, & Feb 2:

MON: [1] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 19 AND Ross 20 (click here to access my YouTube playlist). Read/study the chapter. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 19 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Complete the Drill Sheet (Lesson 20 Drills) and check your answers using Lesson 20 Drills Answer Key.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 19. [2] Complete all remaining requirements for Ross Lesson 20 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). NOTE: Review the video presentation as needed.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 20. [2] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 21 (click here to access my YouTube playlist). Read/study the chapter.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Jan 22, 24, & 26:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 17. [2] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 18 (click here to access my YouTube playlist). Read/study the chapter. [3] Complete the first two written assignments/HW requirements for Ross Lesson 18 (on sections A & B) (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

WED: [1] Complete the remaining requirements for Ross Lesson 18 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 19 (click here to access my YouTube playlist). Read/study the chapter.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 18. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 19 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Wed & Fri, Jan 17 & 19:

WED: [1] No class–HBU closed due to inclement weather. [2] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 17 (click here to access my YouTube playlist). Read/study the chapter.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 17 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). We will go over HW; don’t forget the Drill Sheet! [2] Practice writing the Qal Imperfect paradigm in preparation for the Monday quiz.

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FALL 2017 ASSIGNMENTS ARE BELOW

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 27, 29, & Dec 1:

MON: [1] Bring back take-home Quiz on Ross Lesson 13. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 14 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 14. [2] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 15 before doing the HW. [3] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 15 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 15. [2] Read Ross Lesson 16.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 13, 15, & 17:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 12. [2] Read Ross Lesson 13.

WED: [1]  Listen to my video presentation on Ross 13.4 and 13.5 before doing the HW. [2] Class was cancelled–Dr. Marshall sick.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 13 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] NO QUIZ on Ross Lesson 13 since we did not go over HW on Wed. You will receive the Quiz on Friday to complete as a Take-home quiz. Please complete the quiz with *no helps* in one sitting. You are on your honor that when you turn it in, you are saying that you did it without consulting any outside resources. Bring it back with you after the Thanksgiving break. [3] Read over Ross Lesson 14 as a preview before we cover it today.

REMINDER: We are not meeting on Monday, 11-20 since your attendance at the A.O. Collins lecture satisfied this day of class. We are not meeting on Wednesday, 11-22 because the University closes for Thanksgiving prior to our class session. So Happy Thanksgiving, and I’ll see you again on Monday, 11-27.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 6, 8, & 10:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 11. [2] Read Ross Lesson 12.

WED: [1] Review Ross Lesson 12. [2] Practice writing the construct and absolute forms of the noun using the practice sheet.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 12 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 12.6 and 12.7 before doing the HW. [3] Read Ross Lesson 13.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 30, Nov 1 & 3:

MON: [1] Watch Dr. Marshall’s video presentation on Ross Lesson 10, sections 10.1 to 10.5: click here. [2] Fill out the practice sheet called “In-Class Practice Sheet for Identifying Perfect Suffixes” as you listen to the presentation when you come to it in the video (at 1:07:31). [3] Monday I will finish going over Lesson 10 (beginning in 10.6).

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 10 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2]  Read Ross Lesson 11.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 10. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 11 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 23, 25 & 27:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 8. [2] Read Ross Lesson 9.

WED: [1] Watch Dr. Marshall’s videos on Ross Lesson 9: click here for the playlist and scroll down to the Lesson 9 videos. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 9 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 9. [2] Read Ross Lesson 10.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 16, 18 & 20:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 8 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Read Ross Lesson 9.

WED: Midterm Exam (covering Ross Lessons 1-7)

FRI: NO CLASS: FALL BREAK

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 9, 11 & 13:

MON: [1] I have uploaded a youtube video going over the Ross 7.2- 7.4 materials. We already covered 7.1 in class, so please watch this part in in preparation for completing the HW for Lesson 7. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 7 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] No Quiz today!

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 7. [2] Read Ross Lesson 8.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 8 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). NO CLASS: Dr. Marshall sick!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 2, 4 & 6:

MON: [1] I have uploaded a short youtube video going over the Ross 6.1 – 6.4 materials. We already covered 6.1 in class, so please watch beginning with section 6.2 (18:13) in preparation for completing the HW for Lesson 6. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 6 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Quiz on Ross Lesson 5.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 6. [2] Read Ross Lesson 7.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 7 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Read Ross Lesson 8.

Due Mon, Wed, Fri, Sept 25, 27, & 29:

MON: [1] Read over Ross section 4.4 (on Qames/Qames-hatup) and then Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 4 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Later on Saturday  (prob. in the evening) I hope to upload a short video going over the Ross 4.4 material and walking through the method for distinguishing Qames/Qames-hatup. Once I post that, I’ll let you know so that you can watch it in preparation for completing the HW for Lesson 4. Also, if you want to watched Charles Grebe from animatedhebrew cover this section, you are welcome to view it here on youtube.

WED: [1] Read Ross Lesson 5 (we will cover today). [2] Quiz on Lesson 4.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 5 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] I have uploaded a short youtube video going over the Ross 5.5 – 5.7 material on the Hebrew article. Please watch it in preparation for completing the HW for Lesson 5. [3] Read Ross Lesson 6.

Due Mon, Wed, Fri, Sept 18, 20, & 22:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 2. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 3 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Complete for written HW the practice sheet called Practice with Shewa.

WED:  [1] Read Ross Lesson 4. [2] Quiz on Ross Lesson 3. [3] Review and memorize your 2 syllable rules (OPSRL and CUSS) and be prepared to write them down from memory (see Rules for Hebrew Syllables). Be sure you have all Lesson 3 HW completed. We will go over this on Wed, and then cover Lesson 4.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 3. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 4 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 11, 13, & 15:

MON: [1] Listen to/watch Dr. Marshall’s lecture on Ross Lesson 2: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. (These are unlisted youtube videos, but I’ve embedded the links.) [2] Read Lesson 2 and Practice writing the Hebrew vowels according to the Simplified Vowel Chart and saying the name of the vowels as you review. In order to practice, please use these two handouts:  Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart and Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet. [3] Prepare for the Hebrew Alphabet quiz: You’ll need to reproduce each Hebrew letter with corresponding English transliteration next to it, in correct order) You will also need to provide the “final form” of the 5 consonants that have those.

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 2 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Read Ross Lesson 3.

FRI: [1] Read Ross Lesson 3. [2] Watch Dr. Marshall’s Homework Help video for Lesson 2 Ross HW if you want examples of how to work through different exercises.  [3] Continue to practice writing and memorizing the Hebrew Alphabet and Hebrew Vowels.

Postponed until Monday (9-18): [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 2. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 3 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Fri, Sept 8:

[1] Listen to/watch Dr. Marshall’s lecture on Ross Lesson 1: Part 1 and Part 2. (These are unlisted youtube videos, but I’ve embedded the links.) [2] Practice writing the Hebrew alphabet in order, along with English transliteration, and saying the name of the letters as you review. In order to practice, please use these two handouts: Alphabet and Transliteration and Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet. [3] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 1 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). Click on the link to see what specifically in Lesson 1 you are to do (what to memorize, which exercise numbers to complete, etc.). [4] Begin to prepare for the Hebrew Alphabet quiz for next Monday: You’ll need to reproduce each Hebrew letter with corresponding English transliteration next to it, in correct order) You will also need to provide the “final form” of the 5 consonants that have those.

NOTE: Here is a link to the Hebrew Alphabet Song (to the tune of Do-Re-Mi). Please listen to this and sing along with it as you study the Hebrew letters in order. Click here.

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