Friday, May 14, 2010

Learning Hebrew ~ Memory Tools

Here are some handy memory aids to help me learn Hebrew. Just came in from Amazon yesterday.

Old Testament Hebrew Vocabulary Cards ~ Yes, the old reliable flash card system. Used it when I was learning English as a kid. Using it now as I learn Hebrew. This set (1000 cards) not only includes the Hebrew words and the their meanings in English, but also grammatical usage, verb forms and frequency of usage in the Old Testament.

Biblical Hebrew Laminated Sheet ~ This is a handy reference sheet for the various aspects of Hebrew alphabet and grammar: the consonants, vowel letters and vowel points, forms of the definite article, conjunctions, prepositions, adjectives, pronouns, construct chains, verb conjugations and, of course, the forms of the seven verb stems. (I'm expecting that, at some point, this will all start coming together for me). This is a durable laminate sheet and is actually four pages (an 11x17 sheet folded in half). I will be keeping this very handy, as I quite sure I will need to refer to it often.

BTW, both of these aids are keyed to Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar by Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt. I already have one grammar I am using, but I expect I will probably also get this one as well. There is also a website related to this grammar and these aids that has some other resources, including some free downloads.

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