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The First Hebrew Primer: The Adult Beginner's Path to Biblical Hebrew

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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 recogn ...more
Paperback, 401 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by Eks Publishing
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Lance
Aug 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Great for someone who doesn't know anything about Biblical Hebrew. I like the revamped children's tales that are given with the vocabulary you've so far learned: The Boy Who Cried Wolf; The Gingerbread Man; The Three Little Pigs and a few others. Finishes up with a revamped Book of Ruth.
Sue
Dec 28, 2012 added it
Wonderful. No, you will not know all the grammatical terms that Hebrew scholars use and you will not become a translator by studying this course. You can, however, become someone who reads from the Hebrew Scriptures and enjoys it.
Marianne
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I used this book in a Hebrew III course, but worked through the first half on my own to catch up to the level of the other students before the course started. It has a lot of exercises, which are more useful when you have the companion answer book. The explanations of grammar are pretty good compared to some other books I've looked at, but it would be most helpful with a teacher to go through the pronunciation.
Genghis Khan
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found this book very encouraging. If you Work at it regularly, then you will be rewarded with tangible progress relatively quickly. I still get a buzz from remembering the first day that I was able to translate a full sentence.

This primer does not inundate you with technical language and does not try to overwhelm you with too many concepts at once.

I found it better not to try and go through it too quickly. Better to reflect on some of the explanations 2-3 times before diving into the exercises
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Kevin
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
It goes well with the audiobook. Hearing all the homework and lessons spoke helps a lot. The answer book helps you check your stuff as well to make sure your on the right track
Michael
Jan 28, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, language
Too simplified, to the point that you won't learn things that you need to know.
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