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Carlos Torrenegra
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Greetings from Colombia

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Hi, greetings from a Colombian guy who loves biblical Hebrew.
קרלוס ;)
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Saludos de un tipo estadounidense. También amo el hebreo bíblico.
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Greetings, Carl, and welcome to B-Hebrew!

Tell us a little about yourself. Where/how did you learn Hebrew?
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Kirk Lowery wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:20 pm Greetings, Carl, and welcome to B-Hebrew!

Tell us a little about yourself. Where/how did you learn Hebrew?

HI Kirk, sorry for the delay response.. I learned it by myself. Lots of books, videos, software, flashcards, reading chapters daily, etc, for 4 years +. I'm in an advanced level nowadays. I can read and understand most of tanach without any help, I would say 97%. Some of Job and a few places here and there still to master. Hope to reach 99% in a couple of years.

I studied in a Hebrew school, so must admit that knowing the basics about the language helped to get started, but it was a new discovery for me when I learned that biblical Hebrew was different from modern Hebrew.

Regards.
קרלוס ;)
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talmid56 wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:29 pm Saludos de un tipo estadounidense. También amo el hebreo bíblico.
Saludos, como aprendiste hebreo bíblico y español?
קרלוס ;)
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Carlos Torrenegra wrote: Tue Nov 01, 2022 11:07 am
talmid56 wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:29 pm Saludos de un tipo estadounidense. También amo el hebreo bíblico.
Saludos, como aprendiste hebreo bíblico y español?
Yo (no soy talmid56, :-)) aprendí primero el español, pero ahora voy en búsqueda de conquistar también el hebreo bíblico. Bienvenido, de un gringito que una vez radicaba en Bolivia, pero ya está en EEUU de nuevo.
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בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא קַ֫רְלוֹס׃ אֵי מִזֶּה סְפָרִים לָמַ֫דְתָּ בִּתְחִלָּה אֶת־שְׂפַת כִּתְבֵי הַקֹּ֫דֶשׁ׃
What books did you learn Hebrew from in the beginning? Welcome to the forum!
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Jason Hare wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 12:44 am
בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא קַ֫רְלוֹס׃ אֵי מִזֶּה סְפָרִים לָמַ֫דְתָּ בִּתְחִלָּה אֶת־שְׂפַת כִּתְבֵי הַקֹּ֫דֶשׁ׃
What books did you learn Hebrew from in the beginning? Welcome to the forum!
Hi Jason, thanks. I was here for the past two years, but apparently there's a problem getting email notifications of the new topics, so I wasn't active. Still not getting email notifications, do you get those?

My first book was "Gramática Elemental del Hebreo Bíblico" from Enrique Farfán. Spanish is closer to Hebrew than English, so I thought to learn it from Spanish resources. Then I rapidly found out that the best resources in many ways were available in English, so I had to switch. I started with the "First Hebrew Primer", and then some others, like "Beginning Biblical Hebrew" Futato.

And also the rest, like having Accordance with texts, and tools, etc. I'm about to start trying to master hapax with falshcards. The rest of vocabulary is acquired.

What do you think is the best book to learn Hebrew?

Regards.
קרלוס ;)
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Carlos Torrenegra wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 9:51 am What do you think is the best book to learn Hebrew?
The best textbook is the one that works for you. Whatever you connect with and that gets you beyond the basics and into reading texts. The general problem is that people get so bogged down with grammar that they never get into actually reading for enjoyment – and they feel that they “know Hebrew” by virtue of studying it. For this reason, I think that those textbooks that get students into early and copious reading are the best from a teacher’s perspective. This, to me, would be John Cook and Robert Holmstedt’s Beginning Biblical Hebrew set that uses comic-style presentation of Hebrew stories from the Bible and (my favorite) Karl Kutz and Rebecca Josberger’s Learning Biblical Hebrew, which has a graded reader that starts students very early in reading.

Cook and Holmstedt’s presentation of the text in comics is fantastic, but their discussion of linguistics-related terminology (though revolutionary in a teaching grammar) presents a lot of stumbling blocks for a student who simply wants to learn to read and understand Hebrew without becoming a trained linguist.

I initially learned grammar from Seow’s A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew. If you focus on the long-text readings that are assigned directly from the Tanach, you can get along very well with it, and it has the added bonus of covering a lot of the theory behind morphology and accidence. If you do only the Hebrew-to-English translations, you’ll not have covered enough to actually read the Bible.
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Carlos Torrenegra wrote: Tue Nov 01, 2022 11:07 am
talmid56 wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:29 pm Saludos de un tipo estadounidense. También amo el hebreo bíblico.
Saludos, como aprendiste hebreo bíblico y español?
Carlos, siento mucho la tardanza de esta respuesta a tus saludos. Estaba yo enfermo por un rato, pero yo siento bien ahora. Si está bien, voy a responder de como aprendí el hebreo bíblico y el español en un mensaje privado a ti aquí en el foro.

Mientras tanto, te espero a ti y a tu familia una Feliz Navidad.
Dewayne Dulaney
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כִּ֤י שֶׁ֨מֶשׁ׀ וּמָגֵן֮ יְהוָ֪ה אֱלֹ֫הִ֥ים חֵ֣ן וְ֭כָבוֹד יִתֵּ֣ן יְהוָ֑ה לֹ֥א יִמְנַע־ט֝֗וֹב לַֽהֹלְכִ֥ים בְּתָמִֽים׃
--(E 84:11) 84:12 תהלים
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