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Biblical Hebrew Lessons

eTeacher offers 30 gratuitous Hebrew lessons that are presented by the Biblical Hebrew Program’s top instructors. Each video is 4-5 minutes long. Taken together, this collection serves as a wonderful introduction to our courses. The emphasis of these lessons is on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and Hebrew grammar through the lens of different verses from the Old Testament.

 

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The first lesson will introduce viewers to the Hebrew alphabet, to include its first two letters: the א (alef) and ב (bet). Those who tune in will learn that the alef-bet goes way back. In fact, it has the same origins as its Latin counterpart. What’s more, we will discuss
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In this lesson, we teach about  the remaining letters of the Hebrew alphabet: 

ב/ כ/ פ/  ג/ד/ת /ו/ י/ ז/ צ/ ס/ ט/ ק/ שֹ/ שׁ

You will learn that Hebrew
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Development of Hebrew vowels

[A] vowels
 
This lesson is a fascinating journey into the
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In this lesson, we will meet the remaining basic Hebrew vowels: E-I-O-U.
The vowel, which is placed under each letter, is pronounced after the consonant. 
We will look for some vowels while reading
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During this lesson we will discuss syllables in Hebrew and the "Dagesh"-stress, which is a dot that can appear in the middle of a Hebrew letter. We will also talk about the way the Hebrew stress falls mostly on the last syllables. 
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In this lesson we discuss the Hebrew Shewa: [ ְ ]. The Shewa can be silent, or non-silent - a “moving Shewa” (also known as
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In this lesson we deal primarily with the structure of Hebrew words. Most Hebrew words are 
built from a set of root letters and from a pattern,
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In this lesson, we meet the four remaining Hebrew vowels that we haven't studied yet: Reduced Vowel: A, Reduced Vowel: O, Reduced Vowel: E and also the Short Vowel: O.
 
One good example is in the name “Jacob”  יעקב,
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In this lesson we will learn about the definite article.  The definite article (“the”) is used in Hebrew, in generally the same way as it is used in English. The definite article marks something or somebody specific.
Definite articles take several forms In order for us to be