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Yuanic
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which guides/publications should I learn next?

Postby Yuanic » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:36 pm

Hi. I have learnt biblical hebrew for about 6 months. I have ended reading T.Lambdin's book "Introduction to biblical hebrew" and a few days ago I tried to read Genesis (I've done chapters 1-11) but I'm not confident that it's good idea to start read hebrew Bible so fast. Should I read more guides/books/publications etc. or should I learn vocabulary and KEEP reading in original language?

PS. sorry for my poor knowledge of English
Jacek (Jack) Jan (John) Jozue (Joshua) Kurdziel,
Poland

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Re: which guides/publications should I learn next?

Postby Kirk Lowery » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:33 am

Welcome to B-Hebrew, Yuanic!

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Thanks!

There are many ways to improve your reading skills in Hebrew. Just a suggestion: narrative (stories) are generally easier than poetry. Some of the most difficult Hebrew is found in books like Job or Isaiah (mainly vocabulary). And in my opinion, it is very good to jump into reading the text right away. Genesis is good, so is a book like the Prophet Jonah.

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Re: which guides/publications should I learn next?

Postby Yuanic » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:47 am

Can you advise me which books haven't too wide range of vocabulary?
Jacek (Jack) Jan (John) Jozue (Joshua) Kurdziel,
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Re: which guides/publications should I learn next?

Postby Mark Lightman » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:31 am

Yuanic wrote: I have ended reading T.Lambdin's book "Introduction to biblical Hebrew"...which guides/publications should I learn next?

Lambdin gives you all the "guidance" (meta-language/grammar) that you need. Avoid the publications; take up the Hebrew Bible and read.
Can you advise me which books haven't too wide range of vocabulary?

Genesis 12, Deuteronomy 5 and 6. Jonah 1, 3 and 4. Genesis 22 is both easy and brilliantly written. You might also look at the various Hebrew translations of Mark and John.
...sorry for my poor knowledge of English

Your English is better than my Hebrew. :)
Mark Lightman


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