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Beginning Biblical Hebrew

If you have ever wondered about learning to read Biblical Hebrew, but have perhaps been discouraged by the difficulties of script and general strangeness of the language this course could be for you.

We spend three days learning the basics of reading biblical Hebrew by the end of which we are ready to tackle short passages of scripture. If you want to know if learning Hebrew might be for you there is no better way to find out.

The course is residential at Hilfield Friary where we share the life of the community during our stay. The residential cost is £180, £110 for non-residential students.

Course Brochure.


Evening Class – Learn Biblical Hebrew

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• Beginning Biblical Hebrew, 9th Sept – 7th Oct & 28th Oct – 25th Nov.
A ten week course covering the basics of beginning to read Biblical Hebrew.

• Prerequisites:

• To have a copy of Learn Biblical Hebrew (2nd ed.) by John Dobson
• To have learnt the Hebrew alphabet before the first session.

• More Biblical Hebrew, 8th Jan – 5th Feb & 26th Feb – 26th Mar.
Builds on Beginning NT Greek.

• Prerequisites:

• To have a copy of Learn Biblical Hebrew (2nd ed.) by John Dobson
• To have completed Beginning Biblical Hebrew.

• Reading Biblical Hebrew, 28th Apr – 26th May & 16th Jun – 7th July (dates TBC)
The final ten week term equipping the student to begin reading the NT itself.

• Prerequisites:

• To have a copy of Learn Biblical Hebrew (2nd ed.) by John Dobson
• To have completed More Biblical Hebrew.

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Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew

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Nearly all of the Old Testament is written in Hebrew. The world of the scribes who collected and wrote down the Jewish Law, the histories of Israel and the deeds and words of the Prophets was very different world from ours.

They used stories to express what they had learnt about God. Sometimes they wrote songs or poems, sometimes they constructed myths but they were always focussed on God and what he has done.

To read Genesis 1 in Hebrew is to enter a world of competing empires each with its own set of gods. It is also to encounter the unshakeable conviction of the Hebrews that there is only one true God, maker and sustainer of all.

  • unlock 3,500 years of history
  • encounter the God of Abraham, Moses & Elijah
  • discover how the Hebrews thought of the world
  • trace the beginnings of the gospel

Beginning Biblical Hebrew, Hilfield Friary, 29/9-1/10/15.

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