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

This year I’m teaching Elementary Hebrew here at Houston Baptist University on MWF (9:00 – 9:50am).  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

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 Mon, Wed, & Fri, Jan 17, 19 & 21:

MON: No class: MLK  Holiday!

WED: [1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 18 (2 parts). Click here. [2] Bring syllabus to class.

FRI: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 18 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

—-FALL 2021 ASSIGNMENTS ARE BELOW THIS LINE—-

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Dec 6, 8,  & 10:

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 16 Quiz online in Bb prior to class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 17 (3 parts, click here). We will review the “imperfect conjugation” of Lesson 17.

WED: [1] Bring Lesson 17 Drill Sheet: we will complete this together in class. [2] Complete Ross Translation exercises 1-3 from Ross 17.7 b. (p. 135). [3] Practice singing the Qal Imperfect paradigm using my video: click HERE  [4] While you’re at it, practice singing the Qal Perfect paradigm too! Click HERE 

FRI: [1] Complete all remaining requirements for Ross Lesson 17 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Complete Lesson 17 Quiz online in Bb prior to noon on Mon, Dec 13.

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 29, Dec 1 & 3:

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 14 Quiz online in Bb prior to class. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 15 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 16 (2 parts, click here). We will begin to cover the in-class review sheet for Lesson 16.

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 15 Quiz online in Bb prior to class. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 16 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

FRI: [1] Bring final questions on Lesson 16 HW to class. You will do the quiz over the weekend. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 17 (3 parts, click here).  We will begin to cover the in-class review sheet for Lesson 17.

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

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

MON: No Class (Dr. M travelling, the second AO Collins lecture makes up for this class)

WED: No Class (Dr. M travelling, you will do a take-home quiz on Lesson 14 instead at the end of the week)

FRI: No Class (Thanksgiving Holiday); complete Lesson 14 quiz online in Bb prior to the Monday class meeting.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 15, 17, & 19:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 14 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

WED: No Class (Dr. M travelling, the first AO Collins lecture makes up for this class)

FRI: [1]  Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 15 (3 parts, click here). We will review Lesson 15 in class. [2] I was going to have you take the Lesson 14 Quiz prior to Friday, but I’m going to have  you take it next week. 

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 8, 10, & 12:

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 12 Quiz online in Bb prior to class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 13 (3 parts, click here). We will cover the in-class review sheet for Lesson 13.

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 13 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. 

FRI: [1] Complete Lesson 13 Quiz online in Bb prior to class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 14 (2 parts, click here). We will cover the in-class review sheet for Lesson 14.

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 1, 3, & 5:

MON: [1] Download the Pronoun Memory Song sheet: https://biblicallanguages.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/pronouns-memory-song.pdf. [2] Click here to watch and re-watch the memory song for pronouns: https://youtu.be/2snsTojVEN8. [3] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 12 (4 parts, click here). We will cover the in-class review sheet for Lesson 12 after we go over final HW questions for 11.

WED : [1] Complete Lesson 11 Quiz online in Bb prior to class. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 12 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. 

FRI: make sure all Lesson 12 HW is complete so that we can go over any questions about it.

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

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

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 10 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 11 (2 parts, click here). We will cover the in-class review sheet for Lesson 11 after we go over HW for 10.

FRI WED: [1] Complete Lesson 10 Quiz online in Bb prior to class. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 11 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

NEXT MON (11-1) FRI[1] Complete Lesson 11 Quiz online in Bb prior to class (if we have finished going over HW). [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 12 (4 parts, click here). We will cover the in-class review sheet for Lesson 12. 

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

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

MON: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 9 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 9 Quiz online in Bb prior to class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 10 (3 parts, click here). We will cover the in-class review sheet for Lesson 10.

FRIComplete all requirements for Ross Lesson 10 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. 

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

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

MON: Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 8 (2 parts, click here).

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 8 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 9 (2 parts, click here). If time permits we’ll start looking at the in-class review sheet for Lesson 9.

THUR: A.O. Collins Lecture in Belin Chapel 7pm: Dr. Jack Levison from SMU on “The Spirit of God in Biblical Perspective” (click here for more details). This lecture will replace one of our class sessions while Dr. M is gone in November for ETS/SBL conference meetings.

FRI: [1] Complete Lesson 8 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 9 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] 11am Coffee Hour!

FRI @ noon: A.O. Collins Lecture in Atwood 2, Rm 214 with Dr. Jack Levison from SMU. This lecture will replace one of our class sessions while Dr. M is gone in November for ETS/SBL conference meetings.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 4, 6, & 8:

MON (Oct 4): No class due to power outage at HBU.

MON:  WED (Oct 6): [1] 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. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 8 (2 parts, click here). If time permits we’ll start looking at the in-class review sheet for Lesson 8.

WED: MON (Oct 11): [1] Complete Lesson 7 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 8 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. 

FRI (Oct 8): No Class: Fall Break for HBU

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 27& 29, Oct 1:

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 5 Quiz online in Bb prior to class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 6 (2 parts, click here). Note: your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview. [3] Bring your Lesson 6 “in-class review sheet” as we will go over that after discussing any quiz questions.

WED: [1] 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. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 7 (2 parts, click here). If time permits we’ll start looking at the in-class review sheet for Lesson 7.

FRI: [1] Complete Lesson 6 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [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.

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 20, 22, & 24:

MON: [1] 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] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 5 (2 parts, click here). If time permits we’ll start looking at the in-class review sheet for Lesson 5.

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 4 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] 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.

FRI: [1] Bring Lesson 5 HW so we can go over any final questions. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 6 (2 parts, click here). Note: your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview. [3] Bring your Lesson 6 “in-class review sheet” as we will go over that after looking at final HW questions on Lesson 5. 

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

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

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 2 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Bring your Lesson 3 “in-class review sheet” as we will finish going over that prior to looking at HW. [3] Bring Lesson 3 HW so we can go over any questions. 

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 3 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 4 (2 parts, click here). Note: aside from prepping for the quiz, your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview. Here are the handouts I use if you don’t have them: Meteg Maqqep Q-QH_Ross 4 and How to Label Syllables for Tone;  Practice with Shewa

 FRI: [1] 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] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 5 (2 parts, click here). If time permits we’ll start looking at the in-class review sheet for Lesson 5.

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

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

MON: No class: Labor Day!

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 1 Quiz prior to class. (I’ll email instructions on this.) [2] Bring Lesson 2 HW so we can go over any questions. [3] Bring your Lesson 2 “in-class review sheet” as we will finish going over that prior to looking at HW.

FRI: [1]  Complete Quiz on Ross Lesson 2 prior to class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 3 (4 parts, click here). Note: aside from prepping for the quiz, your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview. Here are the handouts I use if you don’t have them:  Shewa and Syllables;  How to Label Syllables for Tone;  Practice with Shewa

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 11am!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Aug 30, Sept 1, & 3:

MON: [1] Prior to first class, watch Dr. M’s Lesson Overview on Lesson 1 (click here for my Less 1-6 overview playlist). [2] Practice writing/reciting/memorizing the Hebrew alphabet. 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. We will practice writing, reciting, and singing in class! [3] Bring syllabus to class.

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

FRI: [1] Complete take-home Quiz on Alphabet from Lesson 1 and bring to class on Fri. [2] Complete all written HW for Ross Lesson 1 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 2 (3 parts, Click here).  Note: you don’t need to do any Lesson 2 HW.  Here are the handouts I use if you don’t have them: (a) Hebrew Vowels Intro Handout; (b) Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart; (c) Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet; (d) Hebrew Syllables

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

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