- Q. Please explain
how your program works: How is it set up? How long does it take to complete the course? How
much time should I spend per day/week?
- A. Follow this link
to: Course Overview
- Q. Do I need to
purchase anything else?
- A. The
course is self-contained and self-explanatory. We recommend that you do
not purchase a Hebrew-English dictionary or Hebrew Bible until you
have completed the First Phase and are ready to begin the second.
When that time comes in your studies we will make the necessary
recommendations depending upon your goals.
- Q. Will
I be able to read or study in the Hebrew Bible when I am finished with the course?
- A. The
course was created with exactly this in mind. Though no one can teach you to read the
entire Old Testament, especially not in a short time, Easy Hebrew
takes you a long way into various books of the Bible. The trouble with most
Hebrew courses is that they limit your reading ability to the narratives the easiest to
understand so when you try to tackle the Prophets or Psalms, for instance, you are lost. In
this course you acquire a well-rounded knowledge of Hebrew, and are provided
with tools specific to Bible-reading and study, such as research and dictionary
skills; recognizing the intended meaning with certain word orders in sentences
as well as root, tense and verb-form clues that are not found in the average
reference books. All these tools are clear and understandable, staying away
from the intimidating jargon of Biblical Hebrew courses. It must be
said, however, that in order to acquire all the tools here mentioned,
the Second Phase must be included in your studies.
- Q. My main goal
is to travel to Israel and speak the language. Is Easy
Hebrew for me?
- A. Absolutely. The
course is based on conversational "modern" Hebrew. The stories in the "Readings"
have to do with everyday life. The pronunciation is Israeli, which
is closer to that of Biblical times, as opposed to the Europeanized
pronunciation generally used in the U.S. and elsewhere outside
- Q. Is your course
geared toward a certain philosophical and doctrinal point of view?
- A. First
and foremost, Easy Hebrew is a
However, within the context of the language, you will learn the mindset behind many everyday Hebrew words
that will also give you a deeper understanding of the same words in Scripture. At the same time you
will gain a new appreciation for the people's mindset as well as the spirituality of the language.
While the word studies do reflect the author's understanding of the Scriptures, with a thrust
toward deeper relationship with God, no matter what your doctrinal view, it should enhance
and enrich what you already know and, perhaps, give you a new dimension in knowing God
and the Bible. You will find the word studies uplifting and thought-provoking.
Within the context of the Scriptures, you will learn the Hebrew mindset behind specific word
choices, word orders and the like. Hence, you will see the Hebraic message as seen by the
author of the course. ("Hebraic" is not necessarily Judaic as we know it today). The course
is written from a general Christian viewpoint with no particular denominational or doctrinal
stance; it simply revives the lost Hebraic roots of Christianity.
- Q. I am a very busy
person. Can I choose my own study schedule?
- A. Yes! Easy
Hebrew was designed with busy people
in mind. The course is structured yet flexible. The formula for success is to be as
persistent and consistent as possible. We encourage you to
find a study schedule that works for you and stick to it as your time allows. Yet we understand
when unforeseen circumstances deter you occasionally.
- Q. I took a year
(or two) in seminary. / I have studied Hebrew on my own. Which phase is for me?
The First Phase. The Second Phase is actually a continuation, not a second course.
With the same approach as the First Phase, it delves deeper into both the language and
the spiritual mindset. It is in the First Phase that you are introduced to, and steered toward,
the mindset in many ways. Precious word studies begin almost from the first page. These you
would not want to miss out on. Besides, a basic "brush up" is always the best way to begin a new
approach to the language. Among other things you would be lost in terms of terminology and study
methods that refer back to the First Phase. Students who have already studied some Hebrew have
reported that they do, indeed, gain enough from the First Phase to make it well worth the effort.
Another reason to begin with the First Phase is that our writing program is excellent, teaching
proper letter formation in both print and script. This foundation must be well established before
beginning the Second Phase, especially since, throughout the course, we require all written
work to be completed in Hebrew script.
Second Phase prerequisite: Easy
Hebrew First Phase
For further information follow these links:
First Phase Essentials of the Language
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