Pratico and Van Pelt videos

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Matthew Longhorn
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Pratico and Van Pelt videos

Postby Matthew Longhorn » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:34 am

Hi all, I have the video lectures of the second edition of Pratico and Van Pelt's grammar. Does anyone know if there is any worth in buying the latest release? If it isn't much different then I can't see the point in forking out the money for it!

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Re: Pratico and Van Pelt videos

Postby Jason Hare » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:07 pm

Didn't want your post to go unanswered, but I don't have anything constructive to contribute. I never used those videos. I imagine that if you have the second edition, you wouldn't be justified in putting the money out for any later edition. Have you watched them and worked through the text?
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Re: Pratico and Van Pelt videos

Postby Matthew Longhorn » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:52 pm

Thanks Jason, I have been using the lectures For the second edition and have found them helpful as I am working my way through the book. Agreed with your assessment that it probably wouldn’t be worth the extra cost, unless someone chimes in with some stunning insight.

Trying to fit Hebrew study around a full time job, studying Greek and a whole bunch of other things makes it slower going than I would like! Really enjoying it though. Reading texts however simple is always a satisfying feeling and makes me eager to keep going.

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Re: Pratico and Van Pelt videos

Postby Jason Hare » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:15 pm

Matthew Longhorn wrote:Reading texts however simple is always a satisfying feeling and makes me eager to keep going.

That's so much more important to your growth than watching multiple versions of their video lectures. Take the Bible and read passages that have meaning to you. As early as you can, get into the Ten Commandments. Get into Genesis 1. Get into the text and commit it to heart. That's where Hebrew will become alive to you — and Hebrew is much easier than Greek once you're past the beginning stage.
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Nihil est peius iis, qui paulum aliquid ultra primas litteras
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