Biblical Hebrew has a reputation for being difficult to learn. However, if you look for a “Biblical Hebrew for beginners” course, it will make learning this text a lot easier. It is like learning something new, start fresh. Always start with biblical Hebrew for beginners, and it will set you on the right track. It is important to find the appropriate course for you.
Biblical Hebrew for beginners – how do I find a course?
I want to acknowledge from the outset that finding a course that is suitable for this style of Hebrew is extremely niche. Let’s be honest, there are not many people in this world that has a population of 7 billion people, who engage with the idea of learning programs that include “Biblical Hebrew for beginners”.
However, course like this do exist. The first step to finding one is to engage with people who work or teach in this area. The first step might be a university in the city that you live in. For example, I studied Hebrew at the University of Sydney. However, it important to find out if the course is modern Hebrew or Biblical Hebrew, and if it is for advanced learners, or beginners.
Online learning vs face to face learning
Something else to take into consideration is whether you prefer online learning or face to face learning. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. However, if you prefer online learning but you are having difficulty finding a just the right course a general language course for people starting from scratch will be just fine.
Let’s be honest, Hebrew is Hebrew. Whether it is modern, liturgical or Biblical Hebrew, the consonants and vowels are all the same. The skills you learn in one style, can easily be applied to other styles. For example Easy Learn Hebrew covers all genres of Hebrew reading for beginners. Once you learn how to read Hebrew it can be applied to any style.