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The First Hebrew Primer

The First Hebrew Primer

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The First Hebrew Primer is a simple, straightforward guide to Biblical Hebrew. Thirty lessons provide enough information and practice to enable you, with the aid of a Hebrew-English dictionary, to understand most biblical texts. The goal of the Primer is to teach students to read and understand Biblical Hebrew as quickly as possible; therefore, the lessons emphasize recognition and translation - not memorization.

The thirty lessons incorporate:

  • Verb, grammar, and spelling charts
  • Vocabulary lists
  • Oral reviews
  • Exercises
  • Stories
  • Biblical quotes
  • Book of Ruth

Don't miss these companion products: Primer Answer Book, Companion to the The First Hebrew Primer (Audio Download), Master Set of Bible Flashcards, and Biblical Hebrew Flashcards- iPhone Application. Customers may also be interested in The First Hebrew Reader.

  • Item Number: WN920
  • ISBN-10: 0-939144-15-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-939144-15-0
    • "The First Hebrew Primer is an excellent text for introducing Biblical Hebrew to college students. It is very practical and well oriented towards the goal of having the student begin reading the Hebrew Bible as quickly as possible. Many of our students go on to take more Hebrew in graduate school, and they invariably express appreciation for the foundation they have received as a result of their work in this book."

      University Instructor, Indiana

    • "I have found the Primer to be an effective and inviting tool for helping students fall in love with Biblical Hebrew. It assists students to become confident in reading and translating Hebrew... "

      Seminary Instructor, California

      "I love teaching with the Primer, and my students love learning from it. It is wonderful how the text has been able to capture what is usually so complicated and make it so simple."

      College and Synagogue Instructor, Louisiana

    • "As a student and now as a teacher and would recommend its use for anyone serious about learning the Hebrew language. This Primer has stood the test of time and continues to be a valuable learning tool." Yeshiva Instructor, Washington

      "The layout and presentation of the material is ideal for those who do not have English as their first language. The folktales within the book have been a real hit. The Primer has been a great success here!" Seminary Instructor, Papua New Guinea