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Re: Best Review Text

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:45 am
by Jason Hare
Kirk Lowery wrote:"One level or another"? Is there somewhere to go to read a description of the plan and details of participation?

Yes, during my masters studies at UCLA we had to take a HB readings course: 1-2 Samuel and 1 Kings all in a ten-week quarter. The only exam we took was a comprehension exam, מי אמר את זה?. It was a definite challenge, doing more than 40 verses a week...

The details are still being kicked around. I think that I'm personally going to get started already. I've put together an Excel sheet to mark the chapters as I complete them. I haven't, however, put them into a timetable, though I think the leader of the group is planning to do - but hasn't done yet.

The Facebook group is located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1407752609352121/

I think you should be able to view the posts, though the group is closed to participants, which must be approved by Tim Kay (group admin). Resources for the adventure are being uploaded as we get set up for the beginning of the year.

Re: Best Review Text

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:46 am
by Jason Hare
kwrandolph wrote:
Jason Hare wrote:
kwrandolph wrote:Instead of studying what other say about Tanakh, wouldn’t it be better just to get into Tanakh itself?

Doesn't this kinda undercut the entire enterprise of B-Hebrew?


LOL! And in recent weeks I’m kicking myself for spending too much time here and not enough in Tanakh.

Karl W. Randolph.

Yeah, I thought my comment was cute and off the cuff. :)

With the beginning of this reading project, I'll be diving into the text pretty soon.

Re: Best Review Text

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:48 am
by Jason Hare
kwrandolph wrote:Been there, done that.

The Greek New Testament is doable, only about two chapters a day. Three or four chapters where the chapters are short. I’d say that my Greek is not as good as the Apostle John, who basically wrote Greek words over an Aramaic base, but good enough with a dictionary to make it.

In Hebrew, be prepared to read different amounts each day. In simple, easy to read sections like Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Ruth and Chronicles, be ready to read five to eight chapters a day, so that when you get to difficult to understand passages like Isaiah 1–35 you can be satisfied with as little as one chapter a day. (Isaiah wrote with a large vocabulary over complex sentences.)

Just some thoughts on your preparation.

Karl W. Randolph.

Yeah, I think I'm gonna go ahead and get a start on reading the Hebrew. I can get Genesis done really quickly, I'm sure. I foresee problems in some of the tabernacle stuff and sacrifices. Of course, the prophetic portions are going to be confusing. I will do as little as possible to try to interpret the prophecies and just focus on getting through the text. I'll mark places that I'll want to come back to for further investigation when I have more time with it.

Re: Best Review Text

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:51 am
by Kirk Lowery
Jason Hare wrote:I can get Genesis done really quickly, I'm sure. I foresee problems in some of the tabernacle stuff and sacrifices. Of course, the prophetic portions are going to be confusing.

Heh. The "fun" stuff will be in Job and Ezekiel, in my experience. Isaiah is actually pretty easy except for vocabulary.

Re: Best Review Text

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:06 am
by Barry Hofstetter
Jason Hare wrote:So, Barry, have you made any decisions?

P.S. I used my post #100 to ask you this question. LOL


Hey, I'm getting there. It's been a busy time around here... However, I may have Seow in the house -- I think it was my wife's beginning Hebrew text.

Re: Best Review Text

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:35 am
by kwrandolph
Kirk Lowery wrote:
Jason Hare wrote:I can get Genesis done really quickly, I'm sure. I foresee problems in some of the tabernacle stuff and sacrifices. Of course, the prophetic portions are going to be confusing.

Heh. The "fun" stuff will be in Job and Ezekiel, in my experience. Isaiah is actually pretty easy except for vocabulary.


But it’s vocabulary that slows people down the most. At least that’s my experience.

Isaiah 40–66 isn’t that difficult. 36–39 easy to read. 1–35 is the difficult part of the book.

In contrast, Job is sort of middling. The main difficulty with him is understanding the oblique style of language use, found also in Jeremiah, that apparently was typical of late, pre-Babylonian exile literature.

Karl W. Randolph.

Re: Best Review Text

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:06 pm
by Jason Hare
Barry,

I just got back from Miami. I checked, and I do have the workbook to Basics of Biblical Hebrew along with the textbook - and I have Seow's. If you want some feedback or whatever as you work through whatever you ultimately choose, hit me up.

Regards,
Jason