This course is the second in a series in E-Vreet that helps you learn how to read and prepares you for traditional Hebrew courses. In this course, you take the step from recognizing Hebrew letters to seeing how they form words through the concept of the Hebrew Morph Root. This is more of an exercise course to map your brain with the Hebrew letters.
Start to Read the Hebrew Bible Using Names You Know
Many names you know, perhaps even your name, originate from a Hebrew name. These names hold a secret on how we can learn Hebrew. E-Vreet has chosen 12 names that have Hebrew origin and will use these names to reveal this secret to you by means of the Hebrew Morph.
How does the Hebrew Morph work?
By morphing English names that you know into Hebrew, you can start to see how Hebrew letters work to spell out a name that you already know. You'll experience the process of transforming an English name into Hebrew. The Hebrew Morph uncovers just how Hebrew is different than English in a step by step process that slowly changes before your eyes.
Exercises to help you learn new words in Hebrew
1. FIND THE NAME: The Hebrew Morph is just part of the process. Once the name has been morphed into Hebrew letters, your mission is to find that name in three Hebrew scriptures. You watched the word morph into Hebrew which made a distinct impression, so the letters are in your short-term memory. Through the activity of searching for the word in the verse, the Hebrew word can move into your long-term memory.
2. FIND THE WORD: Then you will learn what Hebrew words are hidden in the name. Knowing words are the first steps in learning a language. They are the first meaningful units. When something has meaning, it is easier to remember. Now you will look for these words in selected scripture verses. The scriptures will also help you see what these words mean in context.
3. USE THE WORD: Towards the end of the course, you will put some of the words together to make simple sentences. You will also learn about Hebrew words that are always attached to Hebrew root words.
4. QUIZZES: There are quizzes after every unit to reinforce what you have learned and also applied what you have learned to new words. There is also a Final Review and Final Exam.
Structure of the Course:
Unit 1: Simple Hebrew Morph
Unit 2: Morphing Names that have sounds not in English
Unit 3: Morphing Names that mean whole sentences or phrases in
Each unit has an introductory video which will review what you need to know from the Meet the Hebrew Alphabet course. It will also give you an overview on the special features of the unit.
Structure of the Video Lessons
1. The introduction, explaining what to look for in the Hebrew Morph and reviewing letters you need to know from the previous course.
2. The Hebrew Morph
3. The Scripture Exercises
4. The Recap--reviewing what you have learned, giving insights to the words and scripture.
Structure of the PDF files
The PDF files model the video lessons. It is important to review the PDF files. They are designed in such a way that you see the scripture without the answer on the page, and have to turn the page to see the answer. This is another way you can test yourself.
Why is the music so important?
The carefully selected music relaxes yet stimulates your brain to learn. As the Hebrew letters form words, the language center of the brain is activated to recognize groups of Hebrew letters as meaningful units.
Why does the English translation of the verses have so many hyphens?
By the second unit, the Bible verses uses in this course are translated in English that reflects the Hebrew words. For instance, you will see how Hebrew doesn't need as many words as English. The verses are carefully arranged in order that you can learn even more words than are on the target list. You will start to see the same words over and over again. This is a natural way to learn a language. Since you are acquainted with the verses, you may be able to learn extra words. It all depends on you!
Will this course help me in my regular bible study and prayer?
Studying Hebrew helps unlock deeper meanings in many verses of the Bible. By digging into the Hebrew, this course helps you find treasures and new insights simply by learning words from names you already know. This will help you will your own study, meditation, and teaching others.
Will I be able to put sentences together in Hebrew?
By the third unit, you will learn how to make your own sentences in Hebrew. Unlike many traditional courses, E-Vreet shows you how Biblical Hebrew becomes a means of communication for you. When the brain uses a language as a means of communication, it remembers words and sentences much easily. You can start to use the words you learn in your prayers.
This course will inspire you to want to learn more Biblical Hebrew. It will take the fear out of using a foreign alphabet and replace it with a love for the language and what it says. You will be able to open a Hebrew Bible and actually finds words that you know. It's a beginning of a wonderful adventure.
In this video you will see the name of ADAM morph into Hebrew. You will learn what ADAM means in Hebrew and how to recognize that word in scripture. You will also learn how Hebrew deals with indefinite articles. And you will learn that there is not always a direct translation from Hebrew to English.
Learn how Seth's name is a Hebrew verb. See it appear in scriptures and learn what it means. Learn how Hebrew pronouns and verbs merge into one word.
Review the letters that you have learned in Meet the Hebrew Alphabet course that will make up the Hebrew word for David. After you have watched this lecture, click on the link in External Resources for the practice session for the name of David in scriptures. Don't forget to Download the pdf file and identify the name of David in the scriptures provided.
Learn how Nathan's name also means a verb in Hebrew. In this video, you will also recognize David's name in Hebrew.
Learn how Jared is another name that means a verb in Hebrew. Find out about the letter "J" in Hebrew. Learn how to pick out his name in Hebrew scriptures and also learn how to pick out the verb that his name means.
This video recaps what you have learned in Unit 1. It also gives you a little quiz at the end.
Although we have our own E-Vreet quiz due to the Hebrew font issue, we have a small quiz here. Test yourself on what you have learned in Unit One.
In the next level of the Hebrew Morph course, we use names that have sounds that are not found in English. Also, we use an English translation for the Hebrew verses that more accurately reflect the Hebrew construction. This translation gives you a peak into how Hebrew grammar works by putting the English words in Hebrew units.
Learn about the Hebrew construction of Hannah's name and the Hebrew words derived from her name. Learn to recognize these words in Hebrew scriptures.
Learn how Rachel's name is constructed in Hebrew. Get an idea of how Hebrew makes a noun into the plural.
Isaac's name is challenging in Hebrew because it has two sounds that are not in English. It is also a verb. We show you how to make a noun out of Isaac's name.
This recap will help you review what you have learned in Unit 2.
Although E-Vreet has its own quizzed due to the issue of the Hebrew font, we have a little quiz for you here to review what you have learned in Unit 2.
Learn how some Hebrew names can mean more than one word. You will also learn how to use these words in sentences.
Learn the meaning of Daniel. Learn how a Hebrew verb can have more than one meaning in English. Learn the short form for the word for God.
Learn another Hebrew word for man. Also this video will introduce you to the concept of how to make a possessive in Hebrew.
The name "Michael" is a full sentence in Hebrew. This video will introduce you to the feature on how some Hebrew letters can be words. Please look over the PDF file carefully has it has supplementary material not covered on the video.
This is your final video. You will not only learn about the name of Emanuel in Hebrew, but you will learn how to use the words that the name contains. Please look over the PDF that comes with this lesson for supplementary material not covered on the video.
Let's review what you have learned in Unit 3. We really picked up the pace with three-syllable names and broke them down not just into words but into phrases and sentences. You've come a long way since your first lesson.
This is your last review of all the material that we have covered in this course. This will prepare you for the final exam.
Now that you skilled in recognizing Hebrew letters and have a better idea of how Hebrew words are formed, learn to read Hebrew on a beginner's level in E-Vreet's next course "Learn Hebrew through the Bible." You will learn over 100 simple two-letters words in which you can make sentences. As in this course, you will be given Hebrew scriptures in order to learn how to recognize these words.
I have studied Linguistics and Applied Linguistics or how people learn languages. I have taught EFL and trained teachers. I facilitated training seminars in Business English. I have studied Biblical Hebrew for four years and taught courses. I have been coaching students in Biblical Hebrew for three years. I have lived in the East for 15 years where I travelled to Israel. I am also an instructional designer, which means I design courses for busy people like you who need to take courses online. I use what you already know to guide you into the Hebrew language and make it alive for you.