Hebrew Grammar I (Fall 2021) & II (Spring 2022) 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

In-Class Lesson Review Sheets: Here

Dr. Marshall’s Ross Chapter Lectures: Click here to access my YouTube playlists. You’ll see the playlists divided into segments based on Ross chapters.

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, Sept 30:

[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 Lessons 8 & 9 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Complete Quiz on Lesson 7 inside Populi (I’ll let you know when these are available). [4] NO MIDTERM: we have postponed it until October.

Due Thur, Sept 23:

[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 Lesson 7 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  You do not have to complete HW for Lesson 8 yet. We will go over in-class review sheet for 8. [3] Complete Quiz on Lesson 6 inside Populi (I’ll let you know when these are available). [4] NO MIDTERM: we have postponed it until October.

Due Thur, Sept 16:

[1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lessons 6 & 7. Click here and here. [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 Lesson 4 & 5 inside Populi (I’ll let you know when these are available).

Due Thur, Sept 9:

[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 4 & 5 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). We will begin reviewing Lesson 6 lesson material if time permits (you do not have to have HW done for this chapter yet).  [3] Complete Quiz on Lesson 3  and bring to class.

Due Thur, Sept 2:

[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 3 & 4 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  We will begin reviewing Lesson 5 material if time permits. [3] Complete Quiz on Lesson 2  and bring to class (be prepared to reproduce the vowel chart; know how to do English and Hebrew transliterations of consonants and vowels in words; provide English glosses for vocab words–provide *all* the English senses that Ross gives you in the vocab list).

Due Thur, Aug 26:

[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 2 & 3 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  We will begin reviewing Lesson 4 material if time permits. [3] Prepare for 2 quizzes: one on the Hebrew Alphabet, and one on Lesson 1  (providing the proper English and Hebrew transliterations of words/letters, explaining how to pronounce BeGaDKePaT letters with and without dagesh lene). [5] Complete these two quizzes and bring them to class.

Due Thur, Aug 19: Below is the assignment to complete BEFORE our first class meeting on Thursday, Aug 19. (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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