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How to use a Biblical Hebrew Lexicon?

Become more independent in your Bible study by using this important resource on Hebrew words and their meanings

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This course teaches how to successfully use any biblical Hebrew lexicon. You don't need to be in possession of a Hebrew lexicon, because included in the course price are 5 digital copies of Hebrew lexicons. Before we actually start using them, I will give you an introduction to the principles of Hebrew word formation. I will explain what roots and patterns are, how to identify prefixes and suffixes on Hebrew words and how to parse. You will receive colorful charts and many examples to illustrate how Hebrew word formation works. This section of the course serves as introduction/ review to the morphological (form of words) analysis of Hebrew words which is essential for successfully using a biblical Hebrew lexicon.

The next section of the course focuses on the practical use of the lexicons. Each lexicon will be introduced briefly. After that I will provide a lot of clear examples and exercises that help you to get familiar and comfortable with using any biblical Hebrew lexicon.

The individual lessons of this section are packed with background information, reference tools, easy-to-understand exercises, and examples from the Hebrew bible that will help you to approach any biblical Hebrew lexicon and make the best use of it.

You will receive tips and tricks at the end of the course, e.g.helpful web services. You will be invited to a vibrant online community of students and instructors that will help you with all your future questions on biblical Hebrew.


- The course is aimed at the beginning student. When taking the course you should have a good understanding of the Hebrew verbal system. Even though I give a short introduction to word formation in Hebrew, you need to know how to identify the root of strong and weak verbs.

On completing this course:

    -you will be able to use any biblical Hebrew lexicon on your own

    -you will be in possession of 5 biblical Hebrew Lexicons

    -you will learn about free-of-charge web services

    -you will be connected to an online community that answers all your questions even after the end of the course

Your Instructor

Michal Shmuel
Michal Shmuel

Michal has over 5 years experience in teaching biblical Hebrew for the world's leading online language academy, eTeacher. She has taught biblical Hebrew at all levels to academic students (through Hebrew University, Jerusalem) and non-academic students in private tutorials and online classrooms. She holds an MA in Semitic Languages and focused mostly on biblical Hebrew during her studies, exploring the different stages of the language, the genres found in the bible, and the correspondence of grammar, semantics, style, etc. As a Hebrew language instructor she combines the didactic methods of different renowned Hebrew teachers with modern designs and expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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