804Heb – Continuing Hebrew Reading – Online Class

Day and Time: TBD$175.00

Have you taken two full years of Hebrew at TorahResource Institute or elsewhere? Would you like an opportunity to practice reading and continue learning Hebrew with a small group in weekly online meetings?

If you are interested in an online, continuing reading class to enhance your ability to read Biblical Hebrew, then this class is for you.

Day & Time: TBD

Goal: To increase fluency with and ownership over selections from the Hebrew text of the Tanakh, in terms of recitation and understanding.

General Description:

  • 3-6 hours of preparation per week
  • Vocabulary notes are provided by instructor
    • These will expand upon the vocabulary of the First Hebrew Primer.
  • Grammar and translation reference sheets provided by instructor
  • 10 Weekly live sessions, 1 hours long each
  • During the live class: Reading Hebrew, translating out loud and discussing features of grammar, syntax, and narrative.
  • Review material and articles provided by the instructor

Required Textbooks:

1) A print Biblica Hebraica Stuttgartensia, (German Bible Society) or an acceptable print equivalent. A Hebrew-English Interlinear Old Testament/Tanakh is not acceptable.

2) Ronald J. Williams, Williams’ Hebrew Syntax, 3rd edition, edited by John C. Beckman, Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto, 2007, 248 pages.

Recommended Optional Textbooks:
(These may be referred to as need be)

1) E. Simon, L. Motzkin and I. Resnikoff, First Hebrew Primer, 3rd edition, Oakland, California: EKS Publishing, 2005, 401 pages.

2) Bruce K. Waltke, M. O’Connor, (An Introduction to) Biblical Hebrew Syntax, Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1990, 765 pages.

3) Paul Joüon, S.J. & T. Muraoka, A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew, Revised Edition, Rome, Italy: Editrice Pontifico Istituto Biblico, 2006, 772 pages.

4) Russell T. Fuller and Kyoungwon Choi, Invitation to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2017, 503 pages.


Instructor: Rob Vanhoff

Course Options: This class can be taken as a standalone class or can be taken as part of a certificate program.

Program Path: Those who would like to add this to their certificate program may do so. It is not required for any of the programs but does count as 1 QTR hour, if the student takes the final exam.

Course Requirements: Two years of instruction in Biblical Hebrew at TorahResource Institute (or equivalent). This class also requires basic knowledge of a computer, a good internet connection, headphones, and an external or built-in microphone.