Introduction to Learning Hebrew|
By Jeff A. Benner
Have you ever wanted to read the Hebrew Bible in its original language? Believe it or not, this is not an impossible goal as the Hebrew language is a fairly simple language.
Have you ever heard the expression, "Lost in the translation"? This is very true for any literary work, even the Bible itself. If you want to really "know" what the Bible says you need to learn how to read it in its original language.
In a short amount of time and a little dedication on your part you will be able to master the following lessons and within a short time you will be translating the Hebrew Bible for yourself rather than relying on a translator.
Just to show you how easy it is, let me introduce you to the word הָאָרֶץ (The far left word in Genesis 1:1 above). The הָ is pronounced "ha" and is commonly used as a prefix to words meaning "the". The word אָרֶץ is pronounced "arets" and means "land". Now put them together and you have הָאָרֶץ (ha-arets) meaning "the land".
Sound interesting? You can start learning to read this beautiful language today with the free lessons available here. Also, if you get stuck or have any questions along the way you can click on the "email" link at the top of any of the lessons and I will be more than willing to help you out.