Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software
Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software teaches you how to interpret Scripture with the original languages in a simple, straightforward manner. This is a complete introduction to using the original languages for interpretation from the Greek and Hebrew scholars of Logos Bible Software. Whether you want to learn the value of Hebrew and Greek for the first time, or you’re simply looking to refresh your comprehension of the original languages, Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software can help you take your understanding of Greek and Hebrew to a new level.
- Logos Bible Software 4 is used to teach about the languages
- High-definition video lets you pause, playback, and review at your own pace
- Learn the meaning of Hebrew and Greek grammatical terminology, with specific examples, including advice on how the information might be used in a sermon
- No previous knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required. Even English grammar is explained
- No rote memorization of forms or paradigms
- Learn proper methods for doing Hebrew and Greek word studies
- Avoid fallacies in Hebrew and Greek word studies
- Provides meaning of Hebrew and Greek grammatical terminology, with specific examples, including advice on how the information might be used in a sermon
- Shows how to evaluate what commentators say about the text of the Old and New Testaments
- Illustrates how to evaluate why English translations differ
Benefits for Your Study and Ministry
- Refresh the Greek and Hebrew skills you learned in seminary or Bible college. If your ability to study with the original languages has slipped in the years or decades since seminary, these instructional videos will get you back on track.
- Learn to use the powerful original language tools of Logos Bible Software 4 as you study the original languages. Perform word studies and exegesis for next Sunday’s sermon. Take your study of God’s Word to a deeper level.
Lay Leaders and Students
- Perhaps you’ve thought about attending seminary but never had the chance. Or maybe you’ve wanted to take Greek and Hebrew but never had the time. If you've wanted to learn how to use Greek and Hebrew in your Bible study but the time hasn't been right, then this is your chance.
- Learn at your own pace. With these videos, you can work through the lessons at your own pace. Avoid the stress of a college-level or graduate-level classroom environment.
- Learn how to study the Bible using Greek or Hebrew in the comfort of your own home, office, or study. Pause lessons, review previous material, and move on to the next lesson at your convenience.
- Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software is perfect for teaching preparation in your courses that focus on Greek and Hebrew tools for English readers. Use the videos to prepare your lessons. Learn new teaching methods, and glean ideas for your own teaching and lecturing on the original languages. Professors teaching traditional first year Greek and Hebrew courses can use the videos for showing students how to use their language training for exegesis. (Please note that you may present them in a group setting, provided your students own a copy.)
- Integrate technology into the classroom. Supplement your teaching and lectures with high definition video. Help your students use Logos Bible Software for studying the Bible with the original languages.
New Tools for Learning Greek and Hebrew
Logos has received a number of requests to create tools that will work in tandem with the content we provide. The most frequent request of that nature concerns helping people use the tremendous Hebrew and Greek resources in Logos Bible Software. We are aware of the research that suggests less than 20% of pastors who have had biblical language training actually use that training on a regular basis. We’ve also taken note that many schools around the country no longer require Greek and Hebrew for seminary or pre-seminary training. We hope to do something about that, and our lessons in using Hebrew and Greek language tools are the first step.
Evaluating the Traditional Methods
Traditional methods involve hundreds of hours of memorizing vocabulary and grammatical forms, and most students—even motivated and successful students—simply cannot wait for the class to end. Worse, in the real world of ministry, no one has the kind of time it takes to maintain the level of proficiency acquired in Hebrew and Greek classes. Furthermore, traditional Hebrew and Greek learning focuses on translation and rarely gets beyond parsing forms and discussing how you might put a word or phrase into English. In other words, students too often never get exposed to the payoff of understanding Hebrew and Greek. Knowing what kind of noun or verb you’re looking at isn’t the same as discerning how that information might translate into a sermon or point of biblical theology. That’s what’s missing in language training, and that is our focus in these lessons.
Putting the Payoff Up Front
Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software puts the payoff of biblical language knowledge up front. There is no rote memorization of vocabulary or grammatical forms. Really. That’s because Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software is designed to show you how to properly use the tools used by advanced seminarians. The focus of Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software is to give you interpretation skills in the biblical languages.
Interviews with Dr. Michael Heiser and Johnny Cisneros
- Title: Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software
- Instructors: Dr. Michael Heiser and Johnny Cisneros
- Software used: Logos 4
- Over fifteen hours of content taught by Dr. Mike Heiser and Johnny Cisneros. That is the equivalent content of an entire college class!
- Covers the tools you would get in three years of traditional Greek and Hebrew classes.
- Videos come on two DVD-ROMs. The DVDs are designed for your computer and will not play in a normal DVD player. The videos are formatted in h.264 (HD) and optimized for Quicktime 7 and Windows Media Player 12. These videos are not designed for use on the iPhone or iPad.
- A web-like user interface is included.
- Leave the content on the DVD, or copy it to your hard drive.
- All videos have chapter markers, so you can easily navigate to the exact spot you need.
- No knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required. Even English grammar is explained.
- No rote memorization of vocabulary lists, grammatical forms, or paradigms.
About the Instructors
Michael Heiser has a PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages, and has done translation work in roughly a dozen languages, among them Biblical Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Ugaritic cuneiform, Akkadian, and Sumerian. Mike’s main research interests are Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), contextualizing biblical theology with Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion, Jewish binitarianism, biblical languages, ancient Semitic languages, textual criticism, comparative philology, and Second Temple period Jewish literature. He is Academic Editor of both Logos Bible Software and Bible Study Magazine. Read his complete bio.
Johnny Cisneros is a PhD student in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University, UK. He earned a Master of Christian Studies degree in Biblical Languages from Regent College in Vancouver, BC. He is also Educational Designer at Logos Bible Software and has written over a dozen articles for Bible Study Magazine. Read his complete bio.