Biblical Hebrew Grammar for Beginners is an introduction to the basic grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Our approach is descriptive in that we highlight phenomena that a learner who accesses the Hebrew Bible may observe. We expect engagement at the novice level, and therefore focus on identifying, listing, and grouping as the tasks we expect the learner to be able to complete. We also expect the learner to recognize a small number of words and phrases with their meanings. We do not make an attempt to describe linguistic phenomena in historical terms, nor do we involve the learner in the scholarly discourse on Biblical Hebrew.
Yours Truly or בינינו is a set of supplementary materials for students at the novice and intermediate levels developed at The University of Texas at Austin by Esther Raizen. With two fictitious UT students, Ruth and Yoni, as the lead characters, the twenty units in the set present vignettes from the lives of contemporary students.
The vignettes themselves are available as sound files, and most of the exercises require repetitive listening. Each unit presents up to ten keywords, available both in text format and as sound files. The final exercises in each unit focus on comprehension, the ability to identify and define the main themes of the vignettes, and creative writing.