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Learning Biblical Hebrew Interactively (2 vols.)


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The fruit of several years’ research and development, field-tested by teachers without experience of conversation in Hebrew as a spoken language, Paul Overland’s new Hebrew textbook is startlingly original and immediately accessible and attractive. Its foundation is the theory and practice of Second Language Acquisition (SLA), which orients grammar so as to empower the student’s capacity for reading, hearing and expressing in Biblical Hebrew.

Learning Biblical Hebrew Interactively offers a set of activities structured on a serialized narrative inspired by the book of Jonah. Working through it, the student acquires facility in communicating in Hebrew by expressing opinions, accomplishing tasks, or asking others to do something. It is a hands-on, interactive learning experience, hugely various, enhanced by its 230 illustrations and photos, and numerous inserts headed “Did you know that …?” featuring interesting aspects of Hebrew culture.

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  • Grounded in cutting-edge language learning methodology and research
  • Emphasizes participation and communication
  • Presents a hands-on and interactive learning experience
  • Learning the Alphabet: Consonants, Vowels, and Syllables
  • Getting Acquainted: Verbless Questions, Predicative Participle
  • Describing What You See: Nouns, Adjectives, Prepositions, and the Inquiry
  • Talking About the Here – and – Now: Pronouns, Participles, and Infinitives
  • Talking About What They Will Do Tomorrow: ִי ְּקטֹלֹ Conjugation (Part 1)
  • Talking About What You Will Do First: ִי ְּקטֹלֹ Conjugation (Part 2), Ordinal Numbers
  • Sharing Memories of Yesterday: ָׁק ַטלֹ Conjugation
  • Telling a story: vav-conversive and nifal ִבְּנָׁין
  • Exchanging Diplomatic Messages: hifi l ִבְּנָׁין
  • Issuing Requests and Commands: Command Forms
  • Conveying an apology: piel ִבְּנָׁין and Poetry
  • Describing What has happened to Someone Else: pual, hofal, and hitpael ִבְּנָׁיִנים, and True qal Passive
Once one spends some time in the volumes … they begin to feel like home. The exercises and explanations draw the reader into the learning process, making these volumes a wonderful choice for any instructor seeking an interactive textbook for teaching biblical Hebrew at the college level.

—Jody Washburn, Hebrew Higher Education

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by a world-class set of research and study tools. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Ashland Theological Seminary.


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  1. Gurney Mosley

    Gurney Mosley


  2. Tom Pearce

    Tom Pearce


    This is just fantastic and having purchased the book set I would highly recommend...


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