Hebrew Grammar I (Fall 2022) & II (Spring 2023) HBU

This year I’m teaching Elementary Hebrew here at Houston Baptist University on MWF (1:00 – 1:50 pm).  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, Feb 6, 8 & 10:

MON:  [1] Bring Ross Lesson 20 homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 21 (3 parts). Click here. [3] Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 21 (and beyond):

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 20 Quiz online in Bb before class. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 21 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

FRI: [1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 22 (3 parts). Click here. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 22 (3 parts). Click here. [3] Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 22 (and beyond):

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, Jan 30, Feb 1 & 3:

MON:  [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 19 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Complete Lesson 18 Quiz online in Bb before Fri end of day (1-27).

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 19 Quiz online in Bb before class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 20 (3 parts). Click here. [3] Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 20 (and beyond):

FRI: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 20 (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, Jan 23, 25  & 27:

MON:  [1] Complete Lesson 17 Quiz online in Bb before class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 18 (2 parts). Click here. [3] Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 18 (and beyond):

WED: 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: [1] Complete Lesson 18 Quiz online in Bb before class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 19 (2 parts). Click here. [3] Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 19 (and beyond):

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, Jan 16, 18  & 20:

MON: No class: MLK  Holiday!

WED: [1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 17 (3 parts). Click here. [2] Bring syllabus to class.

FRI: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 17 (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, Nov 28, 30  & Dec 2:

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. [2] IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY: Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 14 (2 parts, click here). [3] Using the Pron Suffixes on Nouns Practice sheet below, reproduce the paradigm of the pronoun suffixes on the sing. noun SUS and the pl. noun SUSIM at least 4 times each. [4] Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 14:

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 14 Quiz online in Bb before class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson Lesson 15 (3 parts, click here).

FRI: [1] 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. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson Lesson 16 (2 parts, click here). [3] Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 16:

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 21, 23  & 25:

MON: [1] Make sure you’ve completed Lesson 13 HW. [2] Watch my videos where I go through questions on the HW: Video #1 and Video #2. [3] Email Dr.M any further questions you have about Lesson 13 by the end of Mon.

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 13 Quiz online in Bb any time between now and the end of the day on Friday (11-25).

FRI:  NO CLASS (Thanksgiving Holiday).

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 14, 16  & 18:

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 11 Quiz online in Bb before end of day Sat (11-12). [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.

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 12 Quiz online in Bb before class. [2] Using the Prep Lamed Practice sheet below, reproduce the paradigm of the pronoun suffixes on the prep Lamed at least 6 times. (Do this after reviewing Lesson 13.) [3] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 13 (3 parts, click here). Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 13:

FRI: [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. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 14 (2 parts, click here). [3] Using the Pron Suffixes on Nouns Practice sheet below, reproduce the paradigm of the pronoun suffixes on the sing. noun SUS and the pl. noun SUSIM at least 4 times each. [4] Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 14:

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 7, 9  & 11:

MON: NO CLASS: classes cancelled.

WED: [1] Bring the In-class review sheet for Ch. 11 that we began in 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.

FRI: [1] Complete Lesson 11 Quiz online in Bb before class. [2] Be sure you have listened on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 12 (4 parts, click here).  NOTE: Here are handouts/links relevant to 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 31, Nov 2 & 4:

MON: Be sure you have listened on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 10 (2 parts, click here). Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 10:

WED: [1] Complete the In-class review sheet for Ch. 10 that we began in class. [2] 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.

FRI: [1] Be sure you have listened on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 11 (2 parts, click here). [2] Complete Lesson 10 Quiz online in Bb before end of day Friday Saturday.  NOTE: Here are handouts/links relevant to Lesson 11:

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 24, 26, & 28:

MON: Be sure you have listened on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 9 (2 parts, click here).

WED: [1] 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. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 10 (2 parts, click here). Here are handouts relevant to Lesson 10:

FRI: [1] Complete Lesson 9 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] 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.

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 17, 19, & 21:

MON: [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.

WED: [1] Bring any final questions about Lesson 8 HW to class. We will overview/practice material from Lesson 9 today. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 9 (2 parts, click here).

FRI: [1] No Class: Fall Break! [2]Complete Lesson 8 Quiz online in Bb by end of day today.

FOR NEXT 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.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 10, 12, & 14:

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 6 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 7 (2 parts, click here). NOTE: Here a handout I use if you don’t have it already: Noun and Adjective Endings

WED: [1] Bring your Lesson 7 “in-class review sheet” back from Mon (if you didn’t finish it). [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.

THUR: 7:00pm A.O. Collins Lecture with Edith Humphrey

FRI: 9:00am Edith Humphrey student lecture in Dr. Sorgwe’s OT Theology class (Founders Hall 1, Room 213: new bldg behind Independence Hall to left)

FRI: [1] Complete Lesson 7 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 8 (2 parts, click here).

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 3, 5, & 7:

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 5 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Begin completing all requirements for Ross Lesson 6 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

WED: Midterm (covers up to Ch. 5). Remote students will take test off-site; residential students will take test in class at 1pm.

FRI: [1] Bring your Lesson 6 “in-class review sheet” back from Mon (if you didn’t finish it). [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] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 7 (2 parts, click here). NOTE: Here a handout I use if you don’t have it already: Noun and Adjective Endings

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 26, 28, & 30:

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 4 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Begin completing all requirements for Ross Lesson 5 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

WED: [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] Bring your Lesson 5 “in-class review sheet” back from Mon. [3] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 6 (2 parts, click here). NOTE: Here are the handouts I use if you don’t have them: (a) The Gutts Gang, and (b) Definite Article before Weak Letters

FRI: [1] Complete Lesson 5 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [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.

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 19, 21, & 22:

MON: [1] Bring Lesson 3 HW so we can finish going over. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 4 (2 parts, click here). 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. [3] We’ll go over Practice Sheet 4 in class.

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 3 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Bring your Lesson 4 “in-class review sheet” if we didn’t finish going over on Mon. [3] 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. [4] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 5 (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.

FRI: [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 @ 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 12, 14, & 16:

MON: [1] Bring Lesson 2 HW so we can go over any questions.  [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 3 (4 parts, click here). Note: aside from completing any Lesson 2 HW, 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. [3] FYI: remote students will need to print the Lesson 3 In-class Review sheet, as we will go over that halfway through class. Click here to access those sheets (or click the link above under course handouts).

WED: [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] 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.

FRI: Complete the assignment from WED.

FRI: NEXT MON: [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 @ 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 5, 7, & 9:

Mon: No class: Labor Day.

Wed: [1] Complete Quiz on Alphabet. [2] Bring completed Ross Lesson 1homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Make sure you have watched and taken notes on my Lesson 2 overview on vowels. Bring the in-class practice sheet for Lesson 2 that I gave you last week.

Fri: 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.

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 29, 31 & Sept 2:

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] Print these handouts for studying and practicing writing the alphabet: (a) Alphabet and Transliteration, and (b) Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet. [4] 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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