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Hebrew for the Rest of Us Video Lectures

Using Hebrew Tools without Mastering Biblical Hebrew
Lee M. Fields
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The Hebrew for the Rest of Us Video Lectures features 21 lessons (on 3 DVDs), each corresponding to a chapter in the accompanying textbook Hebrew for the Rest of Us by Hebrew scholar and teacher Lee M. Fields.

The lectures offer an engaging and accessible introduction for English-only readers that will help you learn the essentials of biblical Hebrew so you can better understand the language of the Old Testament. The lectures will teach you how to:

  • Recite the Hebrew alphabet
  • Read and pronounce Hebrew words
  • Learn the Hebrew noun and verbal system
  • Conduct effective Hebrew word studies
  • Decipher why translations are different
  • Read better commentaries Understand the information displayed by Bible software

The Hebrew for the Rest of Us Video Lectures are designed with the learner in mind; each lecture is approximately 20 minutes in length. These lectures are an indispensable resource that will help you gain a sound knowledge of basic Hebrew so you can learn how to use tools that will add muscle to your Bible studies.

Session Titles and Runtimes:

1 - It Doesn't Look Like Greek to Me: The Hebrew Alphabet (32 min)

2 - Whose Language is Dead?: The History of Hebrew (26 min)

3 - Get the Point?: The Hebrew Vowels (26 min)

4 - Canon, Text, and Versions (23 min)

5 - Getting to the Root of the Matter: Hebrew Word Roots (24 min)

6 - "Yes, Virginia, There Are ... Clauses" (13 min)

7 - Wow!: The Conjunction Waw and Friends (27 min)

8 - Prepositions Come Before (11 min)

9 - What's in a Name?: Overview of Nominals (9 min)

10 - Be Sure You Read This!: The Article (14 min)

11 - A Tale of Two States: Case Functions (32 min)

12 - An Apt Description: Adjectives (25 min)

13 - Where the Action Is: Overview of Verbs (23 min)

14 - When the Perfect Comes: Perfect Forms (19 min)

15 - There's Nothing Wrong with ... Imperfect Forms (14 min)

16 - Where There's a Will, There Are ... Volitional Forms (17 min)

17 - To Infinitives and Beyond!: Infinitives and Participles (16 min)

18 - What Do You Mean?: Hebrew Word Studies (31 min)

19 - Tools of the Trade: Books in Paper and Electronic Form (6 min)

20 - If It's Not Poetry, It's ... Hebrew Prose (20 min)

21 - It May Not Rhyme, But It's Still ... Hebrew Poetry (20 min)

About the Author

Lee M. Fields (PhD, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati) is a Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Elizabeth City, NC. He has taught courses in Hebrew and Greek, Old and New Testament, and interpretation. In addition to supply preaching and some ministry, he has taught Sunday school classes and other small groups at churches. He has also presented various series for churches on church history, denominations, and one on canon, text, and versions called "From Stone Tablets to Clay Jars." He has also been involved with Bible translation efforts in Africa and Asia. He is the author of Hebrew for the Rest of Us (1st edition, Zondervan, 2008), An Anonymous Dialogue with a Jew in the series Corpus Christianorum in Translated (Brepols, 2012), and Hebrew for the Rest of Us Video Lectures (Zondervan, 2016). He also was contributor and co-editor with Milton Eng of Devotions on the Hebrew Bible (Zondervan, 2015). He has also written articles in various publications, both popular and scholarly, including a blog on Zondervan's koinonia website entitled "Hebrew and You."

Hebrew for the Rest of Us Instructor: Dr. Lee M. Fields

The Hebrew for the Rest of Us course provides a guide for English-only readers to understand the language of the Old Testament enough to work with the Old Testament in more detail and to understand the secondary literature on the Bible that uses Hebrew directly.

Course Details
  • 15 Units
  • 9 hours of video
  • Self-paced
  • Beginner
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  • Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • ISBN: 9780310535584
  • Release: January 24, 2017