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Invitation to Biblical Hebrew by Russell T. Fuller and Kyoungwon Choi

A tested approach to learning biblical Hebrew in an ideal package for the first-year Hebrew student. This clear, accurate, and pedagogically sound textbook emphasizes the basics: Hebrew phonology (sounds) and morphology (forms). This grammar does not use jargon or technical language, but uses terms easily understood and remembered so biblical Hebrew can be used with regularity and authority. [From the Publisher’s Website]

The best way to learn a language is by immersion. Unfortunately, you cannot do this with ancient languages. Since there are no cultures that speak biblical Hebrew, we cannot learn it this way. Russell Fuller and Kyoungwon Choi have produced for us a helpful tool in the study of biblical Hebrew.

This text allows the student to learn in a systematic manner. It starts by exploring the sights and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet. The student then builds on this knowledge by learning about syllables. Next, the student moves into how sentences are formed. Sound familiar?

One of the things I liked about this book was that the student learns about nouns before being barraged with verbs and all of their conjugations. The student can actually build up steam to help plow through the verb wall when it presents itself.

Another thing I liked about this book are the drills at the end of each of the 38 chapters. If the student is studying independently, the drills are necessary to assess the student’s progress and readiness to advance to the next chapter. There is a companion workbook available that includes more drills, exercises and quizzes to help solidify what the student is learning.

This textbook when used as designed will help students successfully navigate biblical Hebrew. Thank you Dr. Fuller and Mr. Choi for this most helpful resource.

About the Authors:
Russell T. Fuller (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is associate professor of Old Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Kyoungwon Choi (M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Old Testament Department at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. [From the Publisher’s Website]

Book Details:

  • Authors: Russell T. Fuller and Kyoungwon Choi
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 388
  • ISBN#: 978-0825426506
  • List Price: $49.99

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Disclaimer: This book was provided free of charge in exchange for my unbiased review.

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