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THE comprehensive grammar for the beginning student. Systematically teaches Biblical Hebrew in a straightforward style. 30 lessons include: verb, grammar and spelling charts; vocabulary lists; oral reviews; exercises; stories; biblical quotes; Book of Ruth. Introduces 95% of words appearing over 200 times in the Hebrew Bible. Revised edition includes explanatory endnotes. 402 pages.

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Joe Johnson, Esquire
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So, you want to learn Hebrew eh?
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2021
I bought this book with zero knowledge of Hebrew. I didn''t even know it was read from right to left. (It is, really!) I also didn''t know any of the characters. This book takes you from the basics of pronunciation (which is made... See more
I bought this book with zero knowledge of Hebrew. I didn''t even know it was read from right to left. (It is, really!) I also didn''t know any of the characters. This book takes you from the basics of pronunciation (which is made really clear) to reading the full chapters of the biblical text of Ruth at the end. Each chapter introduces new vocabulary and a particular grammatical concept. The authors are skilled in making complicated grammar seem easy. This is followed by practice problems that help you internalize what you''ve just learned. Then comes my favorite part! At the end of each chapter (after a few introductory chapters) there is a folk story or fairy tale told in Hebrew that uses the vocabulary and grammatical concept from the lesson. I have found that by reading the stories, the concepts are ingrained in a way that practice problems can''t do. Be fascinated by stories of The Big Bad Wolf, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, and others. Definitely worth the money if you''re serious about learning Hebrew. I was pleased to find that I could use this book without needing any other resources to lay a very solid foundation in the basics of language. I''ve been using this book on and off for about 1.5 years and even though I''m not gifted with language skills, I can already read the majority of certain chapters of the Bible. I think these three women, the authors, did a really great job and I''m glad I bought this book.
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Bea Baldridge
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Mistakes in the Answer Book
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2018
I have used this book to teach Intermediate Hebrew for many years. I haven''t really paid attention much to the Answer Book; however, this time I have some very astute students who are finding mistakes in the Answer Book. Today I found that on page 105, Chapter 12, Review,... See more
I have used this book to teach Intermediate Hebrew for many years. I haven''t really paid attention much to the Answer Book; however, this time I have some very astute students who are finding mistakes in the Answer Book. Today I found that on page 105, Chapter 12, Review, the sentence said, "Naomi sent bread to the people of Israel because she obeyed the voice of the fathers." In the Answer Book, it leaves out "the voice." The next sentence also. We''ve found other mistakes in the Answer Book. I called EKS and they are not going to do another edition.
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Primemama
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Great book for a good price
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2016
This is a very approachable primer. Most grammars and primers are not very good at explaining anything because they assume some background in the subject. This assumes nothing and breaks the grammar down into small pieces that can be mastered but not such small pieces... See more
This is a very approachable primer. Most grammars and primers are not very good at explaining anything because they assume some background in the subject. This assumes nothing and breaks the grammar down into small pieces that can be mastered but not such small pieces that it feels tedious. My only complaint is that this book does not give the Hebrew names of the alphabet letters. It gives you the transliteration for each letter, which is okay, but it''s never a bad idea to know the name of the letters rather than just the sound each makes. I would recommend buying a study chart, which you can buy on Amazon for about five dollars, and learning the name of each letter in the alphabet. I think it''s useful as you attempt to memorize the alphabet.
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Christopher White
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The Hebrew Wheelock
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020
Delivery was great, service of Amazon trucks is impeccable. The product itself is highly useful, probably the best grammar for learning Hebrew for those already familiar with learning classical Western languages, such as Ancient Greek or Latin, as I certainly get... See more
Delivery was great, service of Amazon trucks is impeccable.

The product itself is highly useful, probably the best grammar for learning Hebrew for those already familiar with learning classical Western languages, such as Ancient Greek or Latin, as I certainly get a slight "Wheelock" vibe from the didactic methods and occasional silliness, which is a very good quality. Where this book shines in relation to what one sees in many Hebrew Grammars written for non-Jews is its explanation of the verb system, as many of the resources to be found go into Hebrew verbs with daunting charts without really explaining the root system.

Regardless, this is best used by students of Theology, aspiring philologists, and potential converts to Judaism who have a background in language learning already. I cannot speak for a complete beginner who only understands English, but I don''t personally feel any of the terminology used by the author is so erudite to be useless to such a person. The pacing is such that I feel any adult learner should be able to get great use of this primer.

Additionally, it must be said that learning Biblical Hebrew is very different from Modern Hebrew. If you''re looking to move to Israel, this resource will not help you nearly as much as books written specifically for Modern Hebrew learners. Additionally, the opposite applies for Biblical Hebrew, as Modern Hebrew has evolved, eschewing many of the elements of grammar present in their Bible.

Overall, highly recommended!
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Sharman Castillo
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Perfect! Can''t wait to buy the addions!
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2017
I am so excited to begin this lesson! I had already started the first lesson online before the book arrived and was surprised at how great the condition of the book was! I had to thank The Most High for the blessing! I have actually been able to pick up the language quite... See more
I am so excited to begin this lesson! I had already started the first lesson online before the book arrived and was surprised at how great the condition of the book was! I had to thank The Most High for the blessing! I have actually been able to pick up the language quite easily and the formate for learning is prepared perfectly for adults who are learning this language for the first time. I encourage Hebrews and others who want to know the language that was give to the people of the book to purchase this Primer to start your journey. I learned the Safardic pronunciation which is closer to our Israelite heritage but the lessons will get you further and The Most High will help you along the way! Shalawam.
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Lena
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This is an excellent primer if you are in the process of learning ...
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2014
This is an excellent primer if you are in the process of learning biblical hebrew. It is very thorough, and the reading exercises definitely help you on expanding vocabulary. I can already see a difference in my level of understanding when reading from the old testament in... See more
This is an excellent primer if you are in the process of learning biblical hebrew. It is very thorough, and the reading exercises definitely help you on expanding vocabulary. I can already see a difference in my level of understanding when reading from the old testament in the original hebrew a few months into study with this.

While this book is great, I think if you are a total beginner with no Hebrew background at all, it may be more difficult to simply pick this up and start studying. I would recommend going through some other study guides before starting this one (for example Beginning Prayer Book Hebrew). I was already a proficient reader in Hebrew and had studied biblical hebrew beforehand a little bit which made it easier for me to jump in with this book, but some of my classmates with little background really struggled with this textbook.
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Don Rankin
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Great Resource
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2017
I picked this up after seeing a few excerpts. The book has helped me greatly to review some of my weak points that I failed to master early on. I rated it at 4 because I would prefer to have seen ALL of the narrative stories to be portions of the Bible. In spite of that it... See more
I picked this up after seeing a few excerpts. The book has helped me greatly to review some of my weak points that I failed to master early on. I rated it at 4 because I would prefer to have seen ALL of the narrative stories to be portions of the Bible. In spite of that it is a very good resource. In fact I like it much better than some of the required textbooks. Very practical.
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Steven J. Cavalier
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Great Start for Biblical Hebrew
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2021
I have been very satisfied with this book. Like many, I was taught to pronounce Hebrew but not to translate or understand. The First Hebrew Primer, 3rd edition, provides an easy to use text to learn to translate. The text introduces the most commonly used Biblical words and... See more
I have been very satisfied with this book. Like many, I was taught to pronounce Hebrew but not to translate or understand. The First Hebrew Primer, 3rd edition, provides an easy to use text to learn to translate. The text introduces the most commonly used Biblical words and grammatical structures. I have looked at a number of other Biblical Hebrew grammars and found them confusing and overwhelming. Each chapter in this text presents new grammar in understandable terms with sufficient readings and exercises to become proficient. The readings include text from the Hebrew Bible especially the Book of Ruth. I would strongly recommend purchasing the answer book and the flash cards. I find them very useful.
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Cathy
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Keeping it simple
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 28, 2014
So far so good - keeps things simple and great for me, a rusty ex-student of Hebrew. Need to remember that the pronunciation tips are for American readers so don''t quite work for those with an English accent but otherwise it seems an excellent tool for reviving one''s skills...See more
So far so good - keeps things simple and great for me, a rusty ex-student of Hebrew. Need to remember that the pronunciation tips are for American readers so don''t quite work for those with an English accent but otherwise it seems an excellent tool for reviving one''s skills in the language.
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Elizabeth Gibson
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Good text book for learn-alones
Reviewed in Canada on July 13, 2017
I didn''t realise that there was so much writing in the book, but it was mostly pencil. The text itself is very good.
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Yehuda
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... get to studying I know this book will be super helpful, until then
Reviewed in Canada on November 5, 2015
When I actually get to studying I know this book will be super helpful, until then....all I can say is the book works if you open it!
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Great product
Reviewed in Canada on May 9, 2017
Excellent as it truly was as new. I''d order from this 3rd party again without worry. I''m very impressed by this order
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Four Stars
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