Hebrew Grammar I (Fall 2019) & II (Spring 2020) TES/Founders

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.

Syllabus: Get it on the Populi 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: 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 Thur, Oct 17:

[1] Midterm (covers Ross Lessons 1-9). We will take this during the first hour of class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 12. Click here. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 12 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). Note: I will field any final questions on Lesson 11 before we tackle Lesson 12. [3] Complete the quiz on Lesson 10 and bring to class. (Note: there will be review vocabulary words from prior chapters, so please be sure to refresh your older vocab words! Since you have a midterm, I will hold off on the Lesson 11 quiz until next week–you’ll do it with Lesson 12.)

Due Thur, Oct 10:

[1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lessons 10 & 11. Click here. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 10 & 11 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Complete the quiz on Lesson 9 and bring to class. (Note: there will be review vocabulary words from prior chapters, so please be sure to refresh your older vocab words! Also, our midterm will be next week.)

Due Thur, Oct 3:

[1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lessons 9 & 10. Click here. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 9 & 10 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Complete the quizzes on Lessons 7 & 8 and bring to class. (Note: there will be review vocabulary words from prior chapters, so please be sure to refresh your older vocab words!)

Due Thur, Sept 26:

[1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 9. Click here. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 9. Note: make sure you have also completed lessons 7 & 8 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Complete the quiz on Lesson 6 and bring to class.

Due Thur, Sept 19:

[1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lessons 7 & 8. Click here. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 7 & 8 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). NOTE: We will go over Lesson 6 HW first. [3] Complete the quiz on Lesson 5 and bring to class.

Due Thur, Sept 12:

[1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lessons 5 & 6. Click here. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 5 & 6 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Complete the quizzes on Lessons 3 & 4 and bring to class.

Due Thur, Sept 5:

[1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lessons 4 & 5. Click here. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 4 & 5 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] If you haven’t already, make sure that all Lesson 3 HW is complete, as we will go over any questions in class this Thursday before diving into Lessons 4-5. [4] Prepare for quiz on Lesson 2. [5] Complete the quiz and bring to class.

Due Thur, Aug 29:

[1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lessons 3 & 4. Click here. [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). [5] Complete these two quizzes and bring them to class.

Due Thur, Aug 22: Below is the assignment to complete BEFORE our first class meeting on Thursday, Aug 22. (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 Dr. Marshall’s youtube site the presentations on Lessons 1 & 2. Click here to access my YouTube playlist.

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).

Promoting the study of Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, and Hellenistic Greek

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