A Taste of Hebrew: The Alphabet

Dr. Eliyahu Lizorkin-Eyzenberg, Professor of Ancient Cultures and Head of School

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Imagine being able to pronounce the very words Messiah Jesus himself read from the ancient scrolls 2000 years ago in Hebrew!  This course offers a taste of reading Biblical Hebrew, focusing on how to vocalize Hebrew consonants and vowels. It demonstrates how Hebrew works without going into detailed explanations or rules.   

This mini-course was designed to give you a feel for studying Hebrew online.  It is recommended you follow it up with the Biblical Hebrew: First Steps course. If you apply yourself to learning how to read Biblical Hebrew it will be one of the greatest joys of your life. Begin reading the Hebrew Bible for yourself today!

About Author

Dr. Eliyahu Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Professor of Ancient Cultures and Head of School

Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg, Professor of Ancient Cultures at Israel Bible Center, is an expert Israeli scholar in Biblical Studies and early Christianity, with copious Jewish and Christian religious and secular education. In addition to his expertise in ancient languages (Biblical Hebrew, Koine Greek, Syriac, and Old Church Slavonic), Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg is fluent in the modern languages of English, Russian, and Hebrew.

Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg has a great passion for building bridges of trust, respect, and understanding between Christians and Jews to overcome centuries of difficult but fully entwined history. He strongly believes that the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament has much to teach to both communities of faith, which he works to promote while residing in Israel with his wife and children.

Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg has earned the following academic credentials, in addition to continuing his research through extended study:

  • M.Div, Christian Theology: Reformed Theological Seminary (2000)
  • M. Phil, Biblical Interpretation (2008)
  • Ph.D., Ancient Cultures: Stellenbosch University (2011)

Extended doctoral and postdoctoral studies:

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Leiden University
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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    • Hebrew Bible
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  • 02. Hebrew Vowels 00:53
  • 03. Reading Shema (Step by Step) 00:22

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  • jorge luis Vicentini

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  • Caroline Brown

    Posted 3 weeks ago
    I guess I was expecting a longer course, off to see what to take next!
  • Sandra G Corbett

    Posted 1 month ago
    MORE READING!!!!!
  • Vagner Martins da Costa

    Posted 1 month ago
    Just for introduction.
  • Dr Tichaona Banda

    Posted 1 month ago
    Educative

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