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Ben Putnam
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Biblical Language Center

Postby Ben Putnam » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:51 am

Biblical Language Center
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Re: Biblical Language Center

Postby kwrandolph » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:42 am

Ben:

This is your second posting advertising this site.

While his teaching methods are sound, is he teaching Biblical Hebrew? As far as I can tell, he isn’t. He teaches what sounds to me like modern Hebrew, but I don’t know modern Hebrew so I can’t tell for certain what it is. All I know for certain is that it isn’t Biblical Hebrew.

Unfortunately, I know of no shortcut to learning Biblical Hebrew other than immersing oneself in the text of Tanakh, and reading it over and over again. So I encourage you, open that tome and start reading.

Karl W. Randolph.

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Re: Biblical Language Center

Postby Ben Putnam » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:05 am

Hi Karl,

Yes, the BLC teaches biblical Hebrew and not modern Hebrew. I am internalizing both, and I can tell you firsthand that it is not modern. It is biblical. I think you would benefit from purchasing a copy of books ב and ג to see for yourself. You will find them on the Products page. There are benefits to learning this way, and it goes without saying that listening to and reading the tana"x is a vital part of the process, as you will see the BLC also emphasizes.

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Re: Biblical Language Center

Postby kwrandolph » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:15 am

Ben Putnam wrote:Hi Karl,

Yes, the BLC teaches biblical Hebrew and not modern Hebrew. I am internalizing both, and I can tell you firsthand that it is not modern. It is biblical.


I’ve looked at the school’s website, and from the examples open to the public, this is what I can tell about the teaching:

1) The pronunciation is medieval at the earliest.

2) The grammar is NOT Biblical. As in #1 above, is it medieval? Or Mishnaic? But Biblical it is not.

Just because it’s not modern Israeli doesn’t make it Biblical.

Ben Putnam wrote: I think you would benefit from purchasing a copy of books ב and ג to see for yourself. You will find them on the Products page.


What do those books show beyond what is on their web site?

Ben Putnam wrote: There are benefits to learning this way,


The teaching method is not the question. I learned my first two foreign languages in a very similar manner. It’s the content of what’s being taught to which I object as being falsely presented.

Ben Putnam wrote: and it goes without saying that listening to and reading the tana"x is a vital part of the process, as you will see the BLC also emphasizes.

braxot


In both the DSS and Mishna we find quotes from Tanakh, yet when those writers wrote in their own words, they wrote in a manner recognizably different from Biblical Hebrew. I wouldn’t be surprised if the same pattern is happening here.

Karl W. Randolph.

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Re: Biblical Language Center

Postby talmid56 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:17 pm

כתב כרל
) The grammar is NOT Biblical. As in #1 above, is it medieval? Or Mishnaic? But Biblical it is not.


Could you give us some examples, Karl?

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