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Reading Biblical Hebrew Grammar Workbook

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Reading Biblical Hebrew Introduction to Grammar

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A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (With CD)

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Linguistics expert and long-time educator Hackett offers a robust introduction to biblical Hebrew grammar and the Masoretic text. The graded exercises from Hebrew to English are intended to introduce the student to the many possibilities of biblical Hebrew prose. Later lessons include texts taken from the Masoretic text of the Old Testament with footnotes to explain unusual or advanced formations. Classroom tested and suitable for self-study as well, this quick-moving one-semester course (30 lessons) features clear, readable explanations, exercises, and examples that provide students with an effective foundation in original language usage. This textbook is also suitable for an entire first-year's study of Biblical Hebrew conducted at a slower pace.

Course work includes an overview of the history of the Hebrew Bible; deductive lessons on recognition, drawing, and pronunciation of consonants and vowels; memorization and recitation of the alphabet; and proper spelling of words; as well inductive experience in translating biblical passages.

The accompanying CD includes:
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- Vocabulary lists for each of the 30 chapters
- Hebrew-to-English portions of exercises for all chapters
- Major paradigms for the whole book (nouns, pronouns, verbs in all their various
stems)
- A reading of Genesis 22:1-19 (Appendix C)

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- Vocabulary lists
- Printable Hebrew-to-English exercises
- Appendix A: Consonants of Biblical Hebrew
- Appendix B: Vowels of Biblical Hebrew
- Appendix C: Genesis 22:1-19 (conversationally paced reading)
- Appendix D: Chart and flow sheet for finding the root of weak verbs
- Verbal paradigms
- Complete answer key for English-to-Hebrew and Hebrew-to English exercises

Excellent textbook for students who wish to progress beyond using simple reference works and ideal for those who wish to read the Hebrew Bible deeply, widely, and accurately, as well as for any who wish to pursue advanced studies in the Hebrew Scriptures.

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April 1, 2010

Alif Baa Introduction to Arabic Letter & Sounds

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The best-selling Alif Baa is the first volume of the Al-Kitaab Arabic language program and is now available in a new third edition. In this new version of the introduction to Arabic letters and sounds, English-speaking students will find an innovative integration of colloquial and formal (spoken and written) Arabic. Together, the book and new companion website provide learners with all the material necessary to learn the sounds of Arabic, write its letters, and begin speaking Arabic, including interactive, self-correcting exercises to enhance learning. The companion website also gives instructors additional online grading options.

FEATURES- Four-color design throughout the book features over 100 illustrations and photographs

- Gives learners and instructors color-coded options for the variety of language they wish to learn in speaking: Egyptian, Levantine, or formal Arabic (MSA)

- Introduces over 200 basic vocabulary words in all three forms of spoken and written Arabic side by side, including expressions for polite social interaction, and activates them in interactive homework exercises and classroom groupwork

- Includes video dialogues in Egyptian and Levantine, filmed in Cairo and Damascus

- Includes video footage of an Arabic calligrapher, capsules on Arabic culture, and images of street signs from Morocco, Egypt, and Lebanon

- Includes new English-Arabic and Arabic-English glossaries, searchable in the companion website

- Textbook includes a convenient DVD with the basic audio and video materials (no interactive exercises) for offline study that will play in iTunes and compatible MP3 players

- New companion website (sold separately)--alkitaabtextbook.com--features a fully integrated set of interactive exercises with all the video and audio materials and additional online course management and grading options for teachers

Alif Baa provides the essential first 20-25 contact (classroom) hours of the Al-Kitaab program, accompanied by 40-50 homework hours. Students who complete Alif Baa should reach a novice-intermediate to novice-high level of proficiency.

Companion Website Minimum System Requirements: WindowsOS: Microsoft Windows 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7CPU: 233MHz Pentium BasedRAM: 128MBDISPLAY:1024x768, color displayBROWSER: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher, or Firefox version 3.0 or higherCONNECTION SPEED: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or more is recommended to use audio and video components.EQUIPMENT: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video components.PLUG-INS: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

MacintoshOS: Mac OSXCPU: 233MHz Power MacintoshRAM: 128MBDISPLAY:1024x768, color displayBROWSER: Firefox version 3.0 or higher, or Sarari 3.0 or higherCONNECTION SPEED: A high-speed connection with throughput of 256 Kbps or more is recommended to use audio and video components. EQUIPMENT: You will need speakers or a headset to listen to audio and video components.PLUG-INS: You must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

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July 13, 2010

Alkitaab Fii Taalum Al Arabiyya

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Al-Kitaab Part One is the second book in the Al-Kitaab Arabic language program and is now available in an extensively revised and reorganized third edition. This book with its companion website develops skills in formal and colloquial Arabic, including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge, integrating materials in colloquial and formal/written Arabic. It provides a comprehensive program for students in the early stages of learning Arabic.

FEATURES- Four-color design throughout the book with over 100 illustrations and photographs

- Color-coded words and phrases throughout to easily follow the variety or varieties of Arabic you want to learn--Egyptian, Levantine, or formal Arabic

- Introduces over 400 vocabulary words in all three forms of Arabic side by side

- Presents the story of Maha and Khalid in Egyptian, and now Nasreen and Tariq in Levantine, in addition to Maha and Khalid in formal Arabic

- Expanded grammar explanations and activation drills, including discussions about colloquial and formal similarities and differences

- New video dialogues from everyday life in both Egyptian and Levantine to reinforce vocabulary in culturally-rich contexts

- Develops reading comprehension skills with new authentic texts

- Reinforces learning through extensive classroom activities and homework exercises that provide constant review

- Includes Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries, reference charts, and a grammar index

- Reduced from 20 chapters to 13 chapters, the course now more closely corresponds to two semesters of college study with an average of 4-5 contact hours per week

- Textbook includes a convenient DVD with the basic audio and video materials (no interactive exercises) for offline study that will play in iTunes and compatible MP3 players

- New companion website (sold separately)--alkitaabtextbook.com--features fully integrated interactive, self-correcting exercises, all the audio and video materials, and additional online course management and grading options for teachers Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition provides 125 contact (classroom) hours with approximately 250 homework hours. Students who complete Part One should reach an intermediate-mid level of proficiency.

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August 4, 2011

Basics of Ancient Ugaritic: A Concise Grammar, Workbook, and Lexicon

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Basics of Ancient Ugaritic is a teaching grammar of this ancient language, one of vital importance for understanding the wider world and culture surrounding the Old Testament text. It begins with the alphabet, and each new lesson builds on the ones before it. It is not, therefore, a synthetic Ugaritic grammar--these types of texts often prove to be overwhelming for students.

Instead, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic can be used for learning the language by individuals on their own or in a classroom setting. Each chapter concludes with a set of exercises allowing students to know whether they are grasping the fundamentals of the language.

In short, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic represents an ideal first text for entering the larger world of Semitic languages.

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BASICS OF BIBLICAL ARAMAIC

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There are 269 verses in the Old Testament written in Aramaic, not in Hebrew. Most of the verses are found in Daniel and Ezra. Basics of Biblical Aramaic follows the same easy-to-understand style found the widely-used Basics of Biblical Hebrew and includes everything you need to learn Biblical Aramaic. This book is designed for those who already have a working knowledge of Biblical Hebrew. Basics of Biblical Aramaic features: -Complete lexicon of Biblical Aramaic -Complete annotated text of all 269 Bible verses written in Aramaic -Chapter exercises -Answer key

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June 12, 2011

BASICS OF BIBLICAL ARAMAIC

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There are 269 verses in the Old Testament written in Aramaic, not in Hebrew. Most of the verses are found in Daniel and Ezra. Basics of Biblical Aramaic follows the same easy-to-understand style found the widely-used Basics of Biblical Hebrew and includes everything you need to learn Biblical Aramaic. This book is designed for those who already have a working knowledge of Biblical Hebrew. Basics of Biblical Aramaic features: -Complete lexicon of Biblical Aramaic -Complete annotated text of all 269 Bible verses written in Aramaic -Chapter exercises -Answer key

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Basics of Biblical Aramaic Video Lectures: A Complete Course for the Beginner

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Basics of Biblical Aramaic Video Lectures provides 22 easy-to-follow lessons (on 3 DVDs) introducing the most neglected biblical language. Integrated for use with one of today's bestselling Aramaic textbooks, it is an ideal resource for formal Aramaic language students wanting additional help in their learning; for instructors wanting to devote classroom time to drills and exercises, giving them a lecture tool their students can watch on their own time; and for armchair students of biblical Aramaic with an interest in learning on their own.

Designed for students who already have a working knowledge of Hebrew, each lecture is approximately half an hour and is taught by experienced teacher Miles V. Van Pelt using a logical and simple method of learning biblical Aramaic. Focused on the structural pattern of biblical Aramaic over rote memorization, Van Pelt's lectures will give students in formal language classes and self-learners alike the basic understanding they need to begin studying the 269 Aramaic verses in the Old Testament and Aramaic in other ancient texts.

Session Titles and Runtimes:

1 - Alphabet (15 min)

2 - Vowels (21 min)

3 - Syllabification (30 min)

4 - Nouns: Absolute State (23 min)

5 - Nouns: Determined State (14 min)

6 - Nouns: Construct State (21 min)

7 - Conjunctions and Prepositions (17 min)

8 - Pronominal Suffixes (17 min)

9 - Pronouns (23 min)

10 - Adjectives and Numbers (14 min)

11 - Adverbs and Participles (11 min)

12 - Introduction to Aramaic Verbs (14 min)

13 - Peal Perfect (29 min)

14 - Peal Imperfect (28 min)

15 - Peal Imperative (11 min)

16 - Peal Infinitive Construct (18 min)

17 - Peal Participle (28 min)

18 - Peil, Hithpeel, Ithpeel, Stems (21 min)

19 - Pael Stem (19 min)

20 - Hithpaal, Ithpaal (12 min)

21 - Haphel Stem (15 min)

22 - Aphel, Shaphel, Hophal (16 min)

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November 4, 2014

Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar 3rd Edition

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Clear. Understandable. Carefully organized. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar by Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt is the standard textbook for colleges and seminaries. Since its initial publication in 2001 its integrated approach has helped more than 80,000 students learn Biblical Hebrew.

The third edition of Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar represents a significant updating and revision of the previous edition with the goal of providing students with the best possible tool for learning Biblical Hebrew.

Some of the keys to the effectiveness of Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar in helping students learn is that it:

  • Combines the best of inductive and deductive approaches
  • Uses actual examples from the Hebrew Old Testament rather than "made-up" illustrations
  • Emphasizes the structural pattern of the Hebrew language rather than rote memorization, resulting in a simple, enjoyable, and effective learning process
  • Employs colored text that highlights key features of nouns and verbs, allowing easy recognition of new forms
  • Includes appendices of verbal paradigms and diagnostics for fast reference and a complete vocabulary glossary
  • Displays larger font and text size, making reading easier
  • By the time students have worked their way through Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar they will have learned:

  • The Hebrew Alphabet
  • Vocabulary for words occurring 70 times or more in the Hebrew Bible
  • The Hebrew noun system
  • The Hebrew verbal system
  • A robust suite of learning aids is available for purchase to be used alongside the textbook to help students excel in their studies. These include a workbook; video lectures for each chapter featuring the author; flashcards keyed to vocabulary in each chapter; a laminated study sheet with key concepts; audio of the vocabulary for each chapter to aid in acquisition; and a compact guide to help refresh students refresh their memory on language forms, grammar, and word meanings.

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    February 5, 2019

    Basics of Biblical Hebrew Video Lectures 3rd Edition

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    Basics of Biblical Hebrew, Video Lectures provides 36 easy-to-follow lessons introducing the grammar and language of the Hebrew Bible. Integrated for use with today's bestselling biblical Hebrew grammar, it is an ideal resource for traditional students in need of additional instruction; for professors, who can now utilize precious classroom time for discussion and exercises - and have students watch lectures at home; and for self-learners and homeschoolers with an interest in learning Hebrew on their own.

    Each lesson is short and is taught by experienced teacher Miles V. Van Pelt using a logical and simple method of learning biblical Hebrew, an approach he's refined over more than 20 years of studying and instructing students in biblical languages. Focused on the structural pattern of biblical Hebrew instead of tedious memorization, each video session will give students in formal language classes and self-learners alike the basic understanding they need to begin studying the Hebrew Scriptures.

    Session Titles and Runtimes:

    1 - The Hebrew Alphabet (32 min)

    2 - Hebrew Vowels (19 min)

    3 - Syllabification (38 min)

    4 - Hebrew Nouns (37 min)

    5 - Definite Article and Conjunction Waw (24 min)

    6 - Hebrew Prepositions (24 min)

    7 - Hebrew Adjectives (20 min)

    8 - Hebrew Pronouns (21 min)

    9 - Hebrew Pronominal Suffixes (25 min)

    10 - Hebrew Construct Chain (28 min)

    11 - Hebrew Numbers (14 min)

    12 - Introduction to Hebrew Verbs (19 min)

    13 - Qal Perfect Strong Verbs (24 min)

    14 - Qal Perfect Weak Verbs (21 min)

    15 - Qal Imperfect Strong Verbs (13 min)

    16 - Qal Imperfect Weak Verbs (20 min)

    17 - Waw Consecutive (22 min)

    18 - Qal Imperative (19 min)

    19 - Pronominal Suffixes on Verbs (16 min)

    20 - Qal Infinitive Construct (24 min)

    21 - Qal Infinitive Absolute (11 min)

    22 - Qal Participle (25 min)

    23 - Sentence Syntax (25 min)

    24 - The Niphal Stem Strong Verbs (14 min)

    25 - The Niphal Stem Weak Verbs (13 min)

    26 - The Hiphil Stem Strong Verbs (12 min)

    27 - The Hiphil Stem Weak Verbs (11 min)

    28 - The Hophal Stem Strong Verbs (7 min)

    29 - The Hophal Stem Weak Verbs (7 min)

    30 - The Piel Stem Strong Verbs (14 min)

    31 - The Piel Stem Weak Verbs (11 min)

    32 - The Pual Stem Strong Verbs (6 min)

    33 - The Pual Stem Weak Verbs (8 min)

    34 - The Hithpael Stem Strong Verbs (16 min)

    35 - The Hithpael Stem Weak Verbs (7 min)

    36 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (18 min)

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    February 5, 2019

    BASICS OF BIBLICAL HEBREW WBK 2ND ED

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    The Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook has just gotten better. In order to keep students from becoming discouraged, especially in the beginning stages, the authors have decided to give more vocabulary aid, so students do not have to spend all their time trying to look up words in a dictionary. Many of the minor changes in this workbook have come as a result of professor and student feedback.

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    June 18, 2007